On the 8th September 2022 Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms, died at age 96 at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. After hours of rumours the death of Her Majesty was announced by BBC News at 6.30pm.
Operation London Bridge had to be integrated by Operation Unicorn, as the death occurred in Scotland. Crowds reached London from all over the country and also from abroad to pay tribute and for days thousands of drawings, letters and floral tributes were left in several gathering points of the city.
The coffin arrived Buckingham Palace in London on the 13th of September and the next day it was taken to Westminster Hall in a military procession. The laying in state lasted four days and roughly 250,000 people queued to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth.
The funeral was held on the 19th September at Westminster Abbey, with entire families sleeping in the streets of central London the night before. Over a million people attended the funeral day.
The Queen was then transported and buried the same day with her husband Philip in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.