The Secret Protocol for When the Queen Dies

The Secret Protocol for When the Queen Dies


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with Tab for a Cause at the link in the description. Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, Queen of
the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada,
Papau New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis… will die. I know this is a sensitive topic, but at 91
years old she’s already both the longest-reigning and longest-living monarch in British history,
so unless you believe the rumors that she’s immortal, her death is probably on the horizon. A certain level of preparation makes sense
as her passing will be one of the most influential deaths of this century, with an economic impact
of billions of dollars. Her funeral will be perhaps the single most
viewed event in human history with up to 40% of humans on Earth watching. 65 years ago, the death of King George the
sixth was communicated over the phone to high-level officials with the code-phrase, “Hyde Park
Corner.” That way, those in charge of the transition
of power were informed of the King’s passing before the press could release the information
to the public. It’s believed that the current Queen’s
death will be communicated internally with the not so secret phrase, “London Bridge
is down” which will set off a protocol 65 years in the making. The Queen’s private secretary first contacts
the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who will instruct their staff to communicate the
news to the UK foreign office which will then get in contact with the governments of the
52 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, mostly former British colonies. Next is when the news get the… well, news. Every commercial radio station in the UK has
what is called an “obit light”— a blue light triggered by a central office in London
to give DJ’s a heads up that the news of a royal family member’s death is on its
way. They wouldn’t yet know for certain that
it’s the queen, but the protocol is still to switch to a pre-prepared playlist of somber
music, in anticipation of the announcement. The BBC — as the UK’s public service broadcaster
— gets its special heads up from an alert system that was originally created during
the cold war to warn of incoming missiles. Before the on-screen announcement, the presenter
will switch to a black tie that the station keeps on-hand specifically for this purpose. BBC One will show her portrait and play the
national anthem. The network will then begin the ominous announcement,
“This is BBC Television News. Buckingham Palace has just announced the death
of the Queen.” Union Jacks will fly at half-mast out of respect,
but by law the Royal Standard must fly full because, by law, there is always a living
monarch. TV networks have prepared for decades. Days of pre-recorded coverage of the life
and death of the Queen have already been prepared. Different experts on the royal family have
already signed exclusive contracts with certain networks to appear following the death. Sky TV and ITV regularly rehearse their death
coverage—substituting the Queen’s name with “Ms. Robinson.” Other networks probably have too. All BBC comedy shows will go off air during
the 12-day morning period. The death will be one of the greatest news
events of the century. Airline pilots will announce the news to their
passengers, London will nearly shut down, and an emergency meeting of parliament will
be called. So how much will the Queen’s death cost? Under British law, the funeral for a reigning
monarch is paid for entirely by the state. While we haven’t seen a funeral for a reigning
monarch for over 50 years, Princess Diana’s funeral, viewed by over 2.5 billion people
worldwide, had a direct cost of about $10 million. And that’s just funeral expenses. The bank of England has over 3.6 billion individual
banknotes in circulation each of which displays the image of the queen. Each note costs about 5 cents to produce,
so re-minting the entire currency stock would cost close to $200 million dollars. But the UK isn’t the only country that would
need to reprint their currency. Worldwide there are 35 countries in total
with the queen’s image on their money. A conservative estimate of the cost to re-mint
all of those different currencies in all of those different countries would be about $1
billion. Plus both the date of the funeral and the
date of the coronation of the new monarch would be declared national holidays in the
UK, which each have an economic impact through lost productivity of $3 billion. The total cost of the Queen’s death would
therefore likely hover around $8 billion dollars — a hefty bill for kicking the bucket. But don’t worry. Unless the words “London Bridge is Down”
are uttered and the BBC switches its tie and the blue lights illuminate, the world knows
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100 thoughts on “The Secret Protocol for When the Queen Dies

  1. Royal Guard – ‘Your majesty there are people asking for the top secret protocol in case you die’

    Queen – ‘Well tell them that it’s classified’

    Royal Guard – ‘Your majesty, with respect, you misunderstand. It’s Half as Interesting who’s asking.

    Queen – ‘We may have the 5th largest economy and one of the most prolific armed forces in the world but if we pick a fight with Half as Interesting we could be risking nuclear war. Give it to them.

  2. Crazy to think that odds are someone will watch this for the first time literally the day or day before it actually happens.

  3. I don't know why this is a thing anymore, nor why everyone is so invested in this particular lineage. It's 2019, the crown should've lost all its power decades ago, and they absolutely should not be celebrated, let alone allow them to keep taking money from the people when there's a much more functional modern government ruling. This is ridiculous

  4. Who in their right mind would watch the funeral of a monarch in time of democracy? And "paid by the state" means nothing more than "your tax money hard working". I hope it happens after BREXIT. Britain will be FUCKED.

  5. This video just makes it absolutely crystal clear what an unbelievable waste of public money, time and resources our monarchy truly is. What an utterly absurd and completely unnecessary set of protocols. This woman who did nothing to earn this crown and simply inherited it, is absolutely no more important, special, remarkable or significant in any way shape or form then any other member of this country, and her death should be treated as such.

  6. Can Imagine me as a queen watching this and getting saddened and I can’t even do anything with all the wealth anymore

  7. Somepeople creat problem when they r alive
    And somepeople even manage to creat problem when the r not alive any more

    Now i understand why they say some prayer ( may long live the queen )

  8. Ahh monarchy. Nothing like millions of pounds on refurbishing Buckingham Palace. Surely that money couldn't be used for anything useful…

  9. Sorry. Most if this is wrong. And I’m party to the real info. No Obit Light. No London Bridge.

    Oh dear!

  10. They genuienly need to make a law for "no memes about the queen for the 12 days of mourning" because it is genuienly massive.

  11. This money if given to poor country, or charities that would be great instead of spending this money on funeral.

  12. Way to stop a ten year old:
    They will be commenting about the national holiday of the new monarch being announced, not the fact of the queen passing

  13. But why would they need to re print all the money she's on ? Ok they're gonna get a new queen but it's really that improtant to waste that much money just to put a new face on a money ? like, who cares ?

  14. No one will be paying billions of dollars when the queen dies because you didn't take your geography class because in Britain we have pounds not dollars

  15. I had a dream the other night that I low key want to happen.

    Elizabeth II becoming the oldest living person in the world. Even if it’s only for a day. I don’t know why that seems cool to me, but for whatever reason it does

  16. I dont think that any future monarch is gonna break her record of reigning. Charles is old already, and willaim will also probably not break the record

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