The current state of health of Queen Elizabeth II of England is raising concerns for both her family and the British public. The bizarre code “London Bridge has collapsed” could be used.
The Queen of England is under medical supervision, so her health is raising concerns at home and abroad. The 96-year-old sovereign’s health problems began as early as last year, and her doctors are concerned, recommending she remain under supervision, according to a Buckingham Palace announcement.
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Queen Elizabeth II began to suffer health problems as early as last year, causing her difficulty walking and standing. A day earlier, the sovereign cancelled a meeting of her Privy Council, and the Palace announced that she was “comfortable” and would remain at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
There is also a plan called “The Bridge” which includes a detail that if the tragic event should occur, then the bizarre “London Bridge is Down” code will signal this. Subsequently, an extensive operation will begin which includes blackening the background of the royal family website and news reporters reporting on the monarch’s demise will be dressed in black.
Britons will also be forced to mourn for 12 days, during which time the sovereign’s body will be moved ede to Buckingham Palace, and the Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate at the funeral, as England’s most important bishop and the world leader of the Church of England.
This year, Queen Elizabeth II made history again after becoming the first British monarch to reign for 70 years. Aside from this common knowledge, the Queen’s lesser-known ‘secrets’ continue to surprise everyone.
For the first 10 years of her life, Princess Elizabeth had no legal right to inherit the throne, but that all changed after the death of her grandfather George V in 1936. Next in line to the royal succession was Elizabeth’s uncle Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne less than a year after taking it in order to marry Wallis Simpson. Edward had no children at the time, so his brother Albert (Elizabeth’s father) ascended the throne, taking the name George VI and making the then 10-year-old Elizabeth first in line to become queen.
Queen Elizabeth II of England’s health raises concerns
Elizabeth and Margaret were the only children of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and King George VI to say of her daughters, “Lilibet is my pride, Margaret my joy”. “Lilibet,” of course, is Elizabeth, who earned her nickname because Margaret, whom the family affectionately called Margot, consistently mispronounced her older sister’s name.
As for her education, Elizabeth was tutored at home during sessions by various teachers such as Henry Marten, Vice-Provost of Eton College (which is still for boys only), and also received private religious lessons from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Like most British monarchs, Elizabeth gets to celebrate her birthday twice, and the reason for that boils down to pomp and circumstance befitting the season. She was born on 21 April 1926, but April was considered too cold and likely to fall on bad weather.
So instead, her official state-recognised birthday falls on a Saturday in late May, or June, so the celebration can take place in the warmer months. The specific date varies from year to year in the UK and usually coincides with Trooping the Colour, Britain’s annual military contest.
During Trooping the Colour in 1981, the Queen led a royal procession on horseback to Buckingham Palace when the shots rang out. A 17-year-old named Marcus Sarjeant, who was obsessed with assassinating figures such as John Lennon and John F. Kennedy, shot at Elizabeth. Sarjeant who wrote in his diary: “I will amaze and confound the whole world with nothing more than a gun” was fortunately unable to buy live ammunition in Britain. He received a five-year prison sentence under the Treason Act 1848, but was released in October 1984.