The Royal Wedding will serve as Queen’s “death rehearsal”!
The Express reports that the organization and coverage of the royal wedding on April 29th will serve as a “dress rehearsal” for when the Queen dies!
It seems that senior palace officials intend to “take full advantage” of the presence at the wedding of dignitaries from all over the world to plan exactly how a funeral procession for the Queen might go.
And it seems that the wedding procession will follow the same route a funeral cortège would when Her Majesty dies, bearing her coffin atop a gun carriage…
The paper reports that the planning has been codenamed “London Bridge.”
A royal aide is quoted in the paper as saying, “Obviously we all hope such a sad event will be a long way off…
“HM may be 84 but she’s in very good health – yet we need to rehearse the logistics and timings for what will be a huge ceremony.
“It may seem odd to think about his grandmother’s demise at the same time as William’s wedding, but having all these diplomats and VIPs in London on 29 April makes it sensible to run through the procedures and things like seating plans.
“The Queen, who is very pragmatic about this sort of thing, knows about the dry run.
“The arrangements are reviewed annually and any significant changes have to be approved by her.
“There’s no sentimentality involved on her part; she actually takes rather a keen interest in the details.”