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    Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022 RIP

    Very sad, a great person.

    I am the same age as Prince Edward, 58, also the youngest of 4, makes me think of the mortality of my own mother.


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    The day-by-day plan for all the key events following the Queen's death

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...-ipBR1yL9m-0io
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    I’m a massive republican but respect doesn’t go far enough in my admiration for the Queen, her life, her personal conduct and her figurehead status globally. No one comes close globally imho.

    Rest in peace your majesty and thank you.

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    Operation Unicorn

    Operation Unicorn is the plan for handling the Queen's death in Scotland. Details about Operation Unicorn were first reported to the public in 2019, although mention of the codename was first made in the Scottish Parliament's online papers in 2017.

    After the death is made public, Holyrood Palace, St Giles' Cathedral, and the Scottish Parliament are to serve as the focal point of gatherings, with a condolence book open to the public set up at the latter location. Parliamentary business is to be suspended immediately for at least six parliamentary days, in order to allow authorities to prepare for the funeral. The parliament would then prepare a motion of condolence within 72 hours of reconvening. The Queen's coffin will first lie in repose at Holyrood Palace, followed by a service of reception at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh. Following this, the coffin will then be transported to Waverley station and then taken by the Royal Train to London if possible. Otherwise the coffin would be taken by plane to London and received by the prime minister and cabinet ministers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat...ration_Unicorn

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    I’m a massive republican but respect doesn’t go far enough in my admiration for the Queen, her life, her personal conduct and her figurehead status globally. No one comes close globally imho.

    Rest in peace your majesty and thank you.
    Yes, whether you are for the monarchy or against, no one can fault the Queen. And I am glad she left with no prolonged illness, she had just ushered in the new Prime Minister and she was at Balmoral, her favorite place, about as good of a death as you can ask for...

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    One of my favorite memories of the Queen. She came for a 2-week tour of the US in 1991, went to an affordable housing project in the not-all-that-great part of Washington, DC, visited an ordinary apartment, and got a big hug:

    https://dcist.com/story/22/09/08/que...c-street-name/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    The day-by-day plan for all the key events following the Queen's death

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...-ipBR1yL9m-0io
    Whoa, that's quite...uh, long, before interment. I guess there are ways to manage that.

    I am interested to see what kind of funeral service it is as I am sure the Queen chose things likes hymns and readings as she is said to be deeply religious.

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    R.I.P

    Her first and last PMs were born 100 years apart. I got to see her once as I was walking randomly near Saint James park.

    She was the compass in the family due to her experience. Hopefully they can manage to re-invent Britain.


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    And, of course, the question on everyone's mind, who gets the dogs? Rumored to be Andrew who apparently gave her some of them. Towards the end, she did worry about keeping dogs that would clearly outlive her, as many dedicated pet owners worry in their later years. Probably going to be Andrew's only friends, you knew it was serious when you heard Andrew was heading to Balmoral...

    https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life...lizabeth-dogs/

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