Funeral plan for King Charles III underway, says security expert

withwith Queen Elizabeth II now laid to rest and Operation London Bridge successfully completed planning will now begin for King Charles III’s funeral, a security expert says.

Former Royal Protection Officer Simon Morgan said plans for Operation Menai Bridge – the current king’s personal funeral plan – will begin “tomorrow”.

“Unfortunately, starting tomorrow morning, the planning for Operation Menai Bridge will begin in earnest,” he told Today.

King Charles III follows the hearse containing Queen Elizabeth II's coffin on its way to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, September 19, 2022.
King Charles III follows the hearse containing Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin on its way to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, September 19, 2022. (Getty)

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Even the king said in his acceptance that he will play this role as long as life allows him.

“He’s 73 years old, it has to be in the back of your mind, and from the police we have to start planning for the future again.”

King Charles III watches his mother’s coffin as it is carried from Westminster Abbey. (AP)

Reflecting on Operation London Bridge, Morgan said everything was going “according to plan”.

“At this stage, from the planners’ perspective, we haven’t seen anything go wrong,” he said.

“They’ll look into that tomorrow to see if anything went wrong in the background scenes.”

The Queen’s public funeral was the biggest security event the police and Whitehall have ever seen.

The procession with Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on Monday, September 19, 2022. The Queen, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, will be buried in Windsor with her late husband, Prince Philip. who passed away last year. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Swimming Pool) (AP)

Up to 10,000 police officers and 4,000 military personnel formed a ring of steel around London as world leaders, the royal family and mourners paid their respects to the beloved monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully in Balmoral, Scotland on September 8, 2022.

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