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16 things that will happen once Queen Elizabeth II dies

This is one thing the British people - and royal watchers everywhere - don’t want to think about.

2. Code words will be spoken
2. Code words will be spoken
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According to the Guardian‘s in-depth investigation, after receiving the news from the Queen’s doctor, the Queen’s private secretary - currently Edward Young - will call the Prime Minister, currently Theresa May, and say “London Bridge is down.”

Then Britain’s Foreign Office will call the 15 governments where the Queen is head of state and the 36 nations in the Commonwealth, an association of independent former colonies where she remains a symbolic figurehead, to let them know the sad news.

On April 21, 2016, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. As the longest-reigning British monarch, mother of four, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of five, her life has been devoted to service – and doing it with flair.



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