SurgeZirc Faults Media Reports Detailing ‘Plan After Queen Elizabeth Death’

“The royal family’s website will change to a black holding page with a short statement confirming the queen’s death. The U.K. government website GOV.UK will display a black banner at the top."

SurgeZirc Faults Media Reports Detailing Plan After Queen Elizabeth Death - TSZ
SurgeZirc Faults Media Reports Detailing 'Plan After Queen Elizabeth Death'

SurgeZirc US has slammed Politico’s publication of a report detailing what will happen in the first 10 days following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, 95, which was published on Friday.

According to the report, the UK has a secret plan for Queen Elizabeth II’s death, including a memorial service with the Prime Minister that should appear spontaneous and preparations for crisis-mode if London becomes packed with mourners.

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The report also stated that the UK government is bracing for a crisis, with one memo reportedly warning that too many people flooding the city to mourn the queen could overwhelm or “full” the city, causing havoc with public transportation, food accessibility, policing, and other services.

In response to this possibility, “Operation London Bridge” calls for the establishment of a security operation to manage potential overcrowding.

An outline of the plan also shows that a service honoring the Queen will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral following the Prime Minister’s official announcement of her death. The Prime Minister and some senior ministers are expected to attend, but the memorial is expected to be “spontaneous,” according to the documents.

There are also plans for the prime minister and his Cabinet to meet the queen’s coffin at St. Pancras station, as well as for Prince Charles, the Queen’s son and heir apparent to the British throne, to go on a tour of the UK in the days leading up to the funeral as he takes over as king of England.

“Operation LONDON BRIDGE” begins with what is named “D-Day,” where hours after the Queen’s death, a “call cascade” will occur where the prime minister, the cabinet secretary, and other senior ministers and officials will be alerted of the Queen’s passing by HRH’s private secretary. The Privy Council Office, in charge of coordinating government work on behalf of the monarch, will also reportedly be alerted.

The royal household will issue an “official notification” to alert the public and there are scripts in place on how officials should alert others on the news. For example, the cabinet secretary will email ministers and senior civil servants the following: “Dear colleagues, It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.”

There are also plans to lower all flags on Whitehall Road to half-mast 10 minutes after the news of Queen Elizabeth death is delivered.

As for social media, Politico reported that “The royal family’s website will change to a black holding page with a short statement confirming the queen’s death. The U.K. government website GOV.UK will display a black banner at the top. All government departmental social media pages will also show a black banner and change their profile pictures to their departmental crest.”

Interestingly, retweets are “explicitly banned” unless cleared for the central government head of communications, and non-urgent content should not be published.

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The Prime Minister will be the first government official to make a statement, the Ministry of Defence will arrange for gun salutes, and a minute of silence for the nation will be announced. The PM will then meet with the new king and at 6 p.m., King Charles will “deliver a broadcast to the nation.”

Reacting to the publication, the U.S. Edition of the SurgeZirc Media wrote, “Having a detailed plan for the Queen’s funeral by appropriate authorities is not entirely wrong, publishing it in the media where even the Monarch can access it will leave a bad taste in her mouth. It is completely inappropriate to openly discuss the death and funeral of someone who is still alive and well.”

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