Operation London Bridge was the official name for the plan in place for the Queen’s funeral. The plan covered each stage of the mourning process from the announcement of death to Her Majesty’s interment in The King George VI Memorial Chapel. Although the plan has been in place for over 60 years, it has been continuously revised and altered.
During the 11 full days of national mourning and State Funeral preparation, it was anticipated that hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe would travel to London for the funeral. Airports, train stations, and the streets of London were expected to be packed, increasing the need for security, emergency services and media.