London, one of the world’s greatest cities is a citadel of eye-pleasing delights. Fancy restaurants, up market shopping arcades, a captivating mishmash of museums and a culturally thriving extravaganza that is as delightfully reflective of English or British culture as they call it, as it is reflective of a confluence of art and commerce, there’s always something deeply mystifying about the city that could be called the beating heart of Great Britain.
If Britain is great then, surely London is one of the reasons it is so. The house that cultural exuberance, chivalry, culinary delights, fashionability and the great English elan built you could say.
Yet in the city that brims with a bright sunshine and can often retreat to oozing cold gloom has a fascinating context to it that’s beyond the spy world of James Bond and 007 movie franchises or even the legendary MI6; it’s the home to the Queen of England, but of course. And yet, there’s more to the Queen of England rather her life that beats the eye but mustn’t.
And among the many questions that have, time and again, struck the imagination of countless people of England is that what might happen to the country in the immediate aftermath of the demise of the Queen? Sad and scary or heartbreaking that it may sound, this day too shall come and cannot be shoved away to a no-man’s zone- isn’t it?
There’s, believably a programme called Operation London Bridge that’s doing rounds of web portals and is all over social media.
So what’s this about and is there a relevance to it?
Apparently, the much talked about Operation London Bridge has everything to do with the Queen of England, who’s growing old and is a fair bit inactive nowadays from public appearances and where other things stand.
That being told, let us understand through some key excerpts, as published on the NDTV news platform about what Operation London Bridge is all about:
Leaked documents have revealed for the first time on Friday the extent of the huge operation that will be launched in the hours and days after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II dies.
Details of what will happen under the codename “Operation London Bridge” were leaked to US-headquartered news organisation ‘Politico”, which reports that officials will refer to the day the Queen dies as “D Day”.
The 95-year-old monarch, the longest-serving in British history, is to be buried 10 days after she dies and her son and heir, Prince Charles, will embark on a tour of the UK before the burial is held.
According to the plans, the late sovereign’s coffin will lie in state for three days at the Houses of Parliament, with authorities anticipating hundreds of thousands of people to descend on London – sparking fears over gridlock, policing and even food shortages..
Someone who, undoubtedly has been, a great ambassador of the city of London, and above that, a strand of nobility that can’t and must not be undermined or taken lightly, the city of London and with it, all of England will cast a sad sullen face in the wake of the Queen’s passing eventually one day.