THE Queen is currently under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health. 

Earlier this week, she officially appointed the new Prime Minister at the Scottish Estate in a break from tradition. 

A Palace spokesperson said: “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. 

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“The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

There is a specific plan in place should the Queen die in Scotland, code-named Operation Unicorn. 

What is Operation Unicorn? 

Operation Unicorn will see the immediate suspension of business at the Scottish Parliament so that authorities can prepare for a state funeral. 

Political business would be suspended and the funeral would likely take place around 10 days after her death. 

It is believed that if the Queen was to die in Scotland, then people from all over the globe could travel to the country. 

It is thought that St Giles’ Cathedral and Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh would be focal points for both journalists and the public. 

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It will also mean that her body could be laid to rest at Holyroodhouse, with the coffin then carried to the cathedral on the Royal Mile. 

The Queen’s body would then be placed on the Royal Train at Waverley station and journey back to London. 

There are believed to be around three meetings every year involving members of the government, police and broadcasters to strategise the event of the Queen’s death. 

What is Operation London Bridge?

Operation London Bridge is the primary plan for when the Queen dies, with Operation Unicorn specific to if she dies in Scotland. 

On the day of the monarch’s death, ministers will receive a call and an email reading: "Dear colleagues, it is with sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.”

The UK Parliament will adjourn and the Prime Minister will subsequently make a statement.

No other members of the UK Government will be permitted to make any kind of statement until after this.

Prince Charles will deliver a speech to the UK before meeting the Prime Minister.

The day after the Queen’s death, government officials will proclaim Prince Charles their new king.