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Operation London Bridge
Thu, 2018-Sep-27 01:31 UTC
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With 219,836 views on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 our article of the day is Operation London Bridge.

Operation London Bridge is a codename that refers to the plan for what will happen in the days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The plan was originally devised in the 1960s and is updated several times each year. It involves planning from government departments, the Church of England, Metropolitan Police Service, British Armed Forces, media and Royal Parks of London. Some key decisions relating to the plan were made by the Queen herself, although some can only be made by her successor (the current heir apparent is her son, Charles, Prince of Wales), after her death.

The phrase "London Bridge is down" was to announce the death of the Queen to the Prime Minister and key personnel, setting the plan into motion. As both the code phrase and the plan itself have become publicly known, it is likely to have since been changed.

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