Queen Elizabeth II dies in Scotland: Operation “Unicorn” is launched

Authorities will follow the procedure of Operation “Unicorn” to the letter in the coming days, as he died in Scotland.


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L“Operation London Bridge” was famous and closely watched for years in anticipation of the Queen’s death and the days that followed. But that had to be reversed after the monarch’s death on Thursday in Scotland, far from the British capital.



Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96 at her summer home in Balmoral, Scotland. So this is another procedure, “Operation Unicorn”, which will follow in the coming days.

The unicorn is the symbol of Scotland and appears alongside the English lion in the Scottish coat of arms.

Even before the announcement of the death, royal doctors expressed their concerns about the monarch’s health on Thursday, but some aspects of the London Bridge operation had already been implemented: the BBC’s presenters, for example, were all dressed up. In their obligatory black suits and ties.

According to Scottish media, the phrase ‘Operation Unicorn’ was first used in Parliament in 2017 to stage a royal death in Scotland, expected to rush to the British nation from around the world.

According to Scottish newspaper The National, the Scottish Parliament will be suspended immediately following the announcement of Elizabeth II’s death. Fans, media and world leaders are expected to descend on Scotland. “If the Queen dies in Scotland, her body will lie in state at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh) and then her coffin will be taken to the cathedral in the heart of the Scottish capital,” notes The National.

The newspaper reported that members of the public will be able to sign the book of condolence before Parliament.

Not knowing how long he would be in Scotland, his body was to be taken to London by Royal Train.



Ten days after the death, the funeral rites should take place.


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