With Queen Elizabeth ill, UK ministers secretly holding rehearsals for her funeral

With Queen Elizabeth ill, UK ministers secretly holding rehearsals for her death
With Queen Elizabeth ill, UK ministers secretly holding rehearsals for her death

The Queen cancelled all her prefixed appointments following the illness last week

The Hush Post: With reports of Queen Elizabeth of England falling ill, several senior ministers of the country secretly conducted rehearsals for the funeral procession of the Queen.

The news came after the Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth has cancelled all her appointments following her illness last week, a report said.

A report on Express UK said, “The run-through has been given the code name Castle Dove and saw Theresa May’s senior cabinet ministers and Whitehall officials discuss ‘D+1’ – the day after the Queen dies. The plan itself also has a code name – London Bridge.” Interestingly, this is the first time a rehearsal of such large-scale—including the Prime Minister’s mourning speech, plan for procession activities and other tasks—took place in the parliament, the report said.

The Queen cancelled all her prefixed appointments following the illness last week. The Queen was to attend a special church service to mark the bicentenary of an order of chivalry last week, it was reported.

“The Queen is feeling under the weather today and has decided not to attend this morning’s service at St. Paul’s Cathedral marking the 200th anniversary of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. Her Majesty will be represented by [her cousin] The Duke of Kent as Grand Master of the Order,” the official statement from the Buckingham Palace said.

But, some sources also stated the process is a general protocol and has nothing to do with the Queen’s health. An active member of the royal family, the monarch head had attended 296 events in 2017, it was reported.

A source revealed to Telegraph that the 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth is suffering from acute knee soreness and doctors have advised undergoing surgeries. But, the Queen is refusing to undergo surgery as it will disturb her public engagements. “She is reluctant to have an op due to the time it would take to recover,” The Sun quoted an insider as saying.

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