The Top-Secret Plan For How Things Will Unfold Right After Queen Elizabeth II Dies

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Image: WPA Rota/Getty Images
Image: WPA Rota/Getty Images

One day a somber-faced footman will walk across the broad gravel courtyard at the front of Buckingham Palace. He’ll attach a black edged notice to the palace gates. It will be an announcement that everyone knows must come at some point, but no one in Britain looks forward to with anything but resigned gloom. This is one of the first ways in which Queen Elizabeth II’s death will be formally revealed to the world.

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