THE BRITISH ECONOMY WILL EXPERIENCE THE FOLLOWING AFTER QUEEN ELIZABETH II DEATH
Out of five Britons were born during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as of 2017 (according to Insider), making her Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. In addition, 6.5 billion individuals worldwide were born during her tenure as queen, meaning that the majority of the world’s population has only seen her rule as monarch (via Macro Trends). As reported by Newsweek, she has met 13 of the last 14 U.S. presidents (Lyndon Johnson being the only one she did not meet), and she has observed 14 prime ministers in the British parliament, solidifying her position as one of the most powerful people in the world.
She was just 13 years old when World War II began, making her a survivor of Adolf Hitler’s tyranny as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which puts her age in even more perspective.
Regardless of her longevity, Her Majesty will pass away because she is only human. This incident will unavoidably cause a frenzy in the UK that will drain billions of pounds from the country’s economy. As the country enters a state of mourning, businesses will close, new money will be created, passports will change, military uniforms will need to be updated, and the national anthem will be modified as a result. Her passing will utterly upend a world that has become accustomed to her rule, fundamentally altering how we currently perceive Great Britain.
London Bridge Is Down
After Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Operation London Bridge immediately begins. Presuming he doesn’t predecease her, Prince Charles, who will immediately be referred to as King Charles (unless he chooses a different name under which to rule), will have his hands kissed by his siblings and ascend to the throne. The prime minister will be awakened and informed that London Bridge is down. “London Bridge” is the codename given to Queen Elizabeth II for government officials to use on secure lines to inform other notable people in British society of the queen’s death. This practice comes from King George VI’s death, when he was given the codename “Hyde Park Corner” to prevent switchboard operators from discovering the king had died (via The Guardian).
When the news of the queen’s passing eventually reaches the media, it will trigger a period of national mourning. In order to alert the public that a national emergency has occurred, each news station in the United Kingdom is equipped with a set of lights that will flash. To indicate the state of mourning, radio stations will play a selection of depressing music, and businesses will do the same (via The Guardian).
British Common Wealth
The British Commonwealth have been control by Queen Elizabeth II. The common wealth is one of the biggest international organizations we have in the world, comprising of 54 nations and with more than a population of 2.5 billion people. The nations are mostly former British colonies, including wealthy nations like Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
But countries believe that this organization is outdated and the only person in keeping this organization is the queen. Meaning that when she dies, there is a huge probability that the organization might dissolve.