Elizabeth II was born April 21, 1926

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Members of the British government held a secret rehearsal of the first day after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. About it reports The Sunday Times.

In covert rehearsal, codenamed “pigeon Palace” was represented by Deputy Theresa may, David Lidington, the Minister of internal Affairs Sajid Javid, the head of the house of Commons Andrea Leeds, as well as the head of the Scottish administration David Mundell.

Cabinet members have developed a plan of their actions during ten days of national mourning. It is planned that after the death of the monarch 600 people will gather at Buckingham Palace to take part in the ad name of the new king. Then the body of the deceased will be four days lying in the Palace of Westminster, and her successor will go to Scotland and Wales.

It is noted that the major reason for such event was not. It is only known that this week, 92-year-old Queen refused to visit the service in St Paul’s Cathedral due to the illness.

Elizabeth II was born April 21, 1926. The ceremony of her coronation took place on 2 June 1953, but in fact she became Queen on 6 February 1952, the day of the death of his father, king George VI. As a monarch, which is the longest stays on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria in 2015.

In February 2017, it said “sapphire” anniversary – 65 years on the throne.