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UPDATE 9/10/22:

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19, at 11 a.m. U.K. time.

Prior to the monarch’s State Funeral, the queen will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects.

The palace also released details of the journey of the queen’s coffin from Balmoral Castle, where it currently rests, to its final resting place. The coffin will travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, tomorrow, with King Charles and members of the royal family taking part in a Procession and attending a service at St. Giles’ Cathedral Monday.

Following a lie-at-rest period, where the people of Scotland will be able to pay their respects, the coffin will be flown from Edinburgh to London Tuesday, accompanied by Princess Anne. On Wednesday, the coffin will be borne on a Procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, followed by a short service by The Archbishop of Canterbury, attended by King Charles members of the royal family.

Finally, following the State Funeral, the coffin will travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From there it will travel to Windsor, with a final procession via along the Long Walk and a Committal Service at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The funeral will take place 11 days after the queen’s passing, capping off the 10-day period of royal mourning. Throughout next week, King Charles will meet with political representatives and faith leaders in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, with details of a Wales visit forthcoming.

ORIGINAL 9/8/22:

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II leaves the public with two uncertainties about the future: when her funeral will take place and when Charles will be crowned as king.

The government of the United Kingdom has established a multistep plan, dubbed Operation LONDON BRIDGE, which gives some indication about when both events may occur.

The day of the monarch’s death, internally known as D-Day, marks the beginning of the operation. Immediately upon her death, it is understood that her private secretary, Sir Edward Young, called Prime Minister Liz Truss with the message, “London Bridge is down,” thereby signaling her death. Now, the United Kingdom will commence a 10-day period of mourning, during which the arrangements for her funeral will be made.

Though the official date of her funeral has not yet been confirmed, it’s likely that it will occur 10 days or more after her death, according to the stipulations of Operation LONDON BRIDGE. In comparison, the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, occurred eight days after his passing.

Meanwhile, Charles’s coronation is likely to not take place for some time. Though he officially became the ruling king immediately upon the death of his mother, the ceremony of his crowning will probably take place after a sufficient amount of mourning time passes. Queen Elizabeth, for instance, did not hold her coronation until June 1953, more than a year after the death of her father, King George VI.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news of the queen’s death today, September 8. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the statement read. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Watch this space for updates.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.