UK to use “London Bridge is down” code to announce Queen Elizabeth's death

Things are not well with Queen Elizabeth II who is unwell since long. Rumours of ill health have long dogged the 90-year-old monarch. Britain is getting ready for the inevitable to happen. Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen’s private secretary, will be the first official to convey the news. Geidt will call the prime minister and use the secret code “London Bridge is down.” This statement will kick off Operation London Bridge, the plan to alert the world that Queen Elizabeth II has died. This had been a tradition with the British Royal family since (the last British monarch to pass George VI had died in 1952, the code that palace workers used was “Hyde Park Corner.”