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What happens when the Queen dies? The ruler is 93-years-old, a grand age for any person to reach. But, when she passes on, what will the protocol be?
When the Queen dies there is a huge amount of protocol to go through.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most well-known and well-known characters of British public life.
Understandably, the members of the Royal Family are the first to be told the news, along with important members of staff who will put a number of processes into place.
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The Queen’s Private Secretary will be the first person to make the news known to media.
He will issue an announcement to the Press Associate and the BBC using a radio alert transmission known as 'RATS’.
Two forms of notice will be issued, one digital version on the royal website and another on a plaque outside the palace, a nod to tradition.
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If in recess Parliament will be recalled, and many preparations will need to be made for the enormous state funeral to follow.