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. 


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.


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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