She has been the reigning monarch for more than 60 years, and for many, it’s impossible to imagine the United Kingdom without Queen Elizabeth II. She is 91 years old, though, and unless she really is an alien lizard beneath her skin – one of the more interesting proposals from conspiracy theorists – her time here in the earthly realm will one day end.
Now given that the Royals aren’t really known for their restraint when it comes to pomp and ceremony, we can expect quite a few dramatic changes once the Queen passes away. Here we reveal some of the more intriguing of such changes – everything from the special code announcing her death to the new laws regarding comedy. Yes, comedy.
There’s a special code word
Of course, the first step will be to get the word out. So the Queen’s private secretary will get in touch with the Prime Minister and deliver the phrase “London Bridge is down,” which will set everything into motion.
There will be a special notice
In a very dramatic touch, a footman clad in mourning clothes will affix a somber notice to Buckingham Palace. The notice will be black-edged, and it will be stuck to the gates of the royal residence.