Nothing is left to chance in the British royal family. While he was crowned this Saturday, May 6, 74-year-old Charles III saw his health watched very closely by those around him. Thus, there is already a detailed protocol for when he dies, reports Cosmopolitan. The codename of the operation: "Menai Bridge", named after a bridge in Wales.
Planning for Charles' funeral actually began almost as soon as he became king last September. Details of Menai Bridge have not been released, but are likely to be very similar to those of Operation London Bridge, the codename used for the death of Elizabeth II. This means that on the day King Charles dies, his family will be notified, followed by the Prime Minister (currently Rishi Sunak). The information will then be passed on to Commonwealth countries and governments where the King is head of state, and finally to the press. A note will be pinned to the gates of Buckingham Palace when King Charles dies. The flags will also be flown at half-mast, as they were for the Queen.
Prince William's coronation will not take place until several months after his father's death, but he will be the new king upon the death of Charles III. William will likely deliver an address to the nation the same day and soon begin meeting with government officials. Meanwhile, the body of King Charles will be moved from Buckingham Palace's Throne Room to Westminster Hall, where he will rest. King Charles' funeral will take place approximately nine days after his death (the Queen's took place 11 days after his death), after which he will rest in the Royal Vault of King George VI's Chapel at Windsor Castle.