Operation Unicorn for Queen Elizabeth II funeral
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The 96 year old Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom died at her remote Highlands residence, Balmoral, in Scotland on 8 September 2022.
The whole of the United Kingdom is in mourning and Buckingham Palace has planned an elaborate funeral for her.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
Operation London Bridge or Operation Unicorn :
- According to Buckingham Palace if the Queen had died in London then the code name of her funeral would have been ‘‘London Bridge' .
- However as she died in Scotland the funeral has now been code named ‘Operation Unicorn.’
- The name was chosen because the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland and forms part of the royal coat of arms, along with the lion of England.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
Another Important point to remember :
She was not only the Head of State of United Kingdom but also the Head of State of 14 other commonwealth countries -Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Buckingham Palace :
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the United Kingdom's Monarch since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
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