Why everyone is talking about Queen Elizabeth II dying today
There has been a post doing rounds of social media which predicted that the Queen of England is going to die today- January 5, 2019. It was first uploaded last month by a Reddit user but the user's account is now deleted. However, other users saved screenshots of the deleted comments and have been discussing about Queen Elizabeth II actually dying today. Here's more.
The original post was made on December 26 by a Reddit user called Beefy_Cabbage. The post was upvoted 50,000 times and attracted 7,000 comments before the account was deleted. Many users created memes of the Queen's death and said if it actually happened, the original user would either be the star of 'creepy predictions' phenomenon or be hunted down by British Intelligence service MI6.
A Reddit user called BigTicketKAT wrote, "This is one of the posts that's going to be a part of YouTube video called 'creepy unexplainable Reddit posts'." Alexanddeadmau5 wrote, "Imagine if the Queen gets on Reddit and sees this." Sunghj118 said, "Plot twist, this is the queen alt account and she's orchestrating all of this to fake her death and pass on the throne."
While the Queen is still alive and healthy, we can't help but wonder what would happen if Her Majesty actually dies. First off, the death of Queen Elizabeth II will prompt a 12-day period of national mourning. Union Flags will be flown half-mast throughout the country and books of condolence will be opened at embassies across the world.
The Queen's body will be taken to Parliament, where she will lie in the Westminster Hall. And, now the million-dollar question, who is next to the throne? It's her eldest son, Prince Charles, 70, who will succeed her. Still, the accession council would need to be convened at St. James' Palace to formally declare Prince Charles the King.
In the Palace, Prince Charles will be asked to swear loyalty to Parliament and Church of England in front of the council. In turn, the Houses of Parliament will be recalled to swear loyalty to him. The words to the National Anthem will be changed and new postage stamps and currency will be created to reflect Prince Charles' ascension to the throne.
Other than the customary rituals, the Queen's death will affect England largely. The London Stock Exchange will be closed for at least the day of the Queen's funeral. The license fee-funded BBC will screen BBC One coverage of her death, suspending all programming. If she dies at night, her death will not be announced until 8 AM.