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What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies? Who is next in the line of succession?

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Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other sovereign states usually called Commonwealth realms. Queen Elizabeth II is the first child of her parent, King George VI who ascended the throne in 1936 after his brother was abdicated.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attends the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd in Cardiff, Britain October 14, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS

Elizabeth fell in love at the age of 13 with whom was to be her future husband, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. On the 20th day of November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth and Philip got married. It was reported at the time that, 2,500 wedding gifts from around the world were presented to the new couple.

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On Sunday 14 November 1948, Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcomed their first child, Prince Charles. Two years later, Princess Anne was born.

On Friday, April 9 Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died aged 99. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, only a few people were allowed to his funeral. This introduced the question, What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies?

When Queen Elizabeth II dies,

  • The news must be shared only with the prime minister and other senior ministers before it came to be made available to the public.
  • Earlier, The Guardian reported that, if the Queen dies, she would be joined by her senior doctor, gastroenterologist Professor Huw Thomas, who would be in charge of who goes in and out of her room and when the information of her death should be made public.
  • The U.K. government website — GOV.UK — will display a black banner at the top.
  • A black banner will be shown on all government departmental social media pages and change their profile pictures to their departmental crest.
  • Retweets will be explicitly banned unless cleared by the central government head of communications.

Here are a few things which are expected to take place after the Queen’s death.

Who is next in the line of succession?

Prince Charles Prince Of Wales 60th Birthday Portrait
Prince Charles Prince Of Wales 60th Birthday Portrait. Photo/Getty Images

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales is first in line to succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

 

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