What Happens When The Queen Dies | Vanity Fair

  • Published on Aug 16, 2018
  • After nearly 66 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history and has been a constant and calming force amidst the fast-paced changes their country has faced, making it even more inconceivable to think about what happens when she dies. Since Buckingham Palace doesn’t shy away from procedure, it's no surprise there’s already a comprehensive plan in place for what happens after she passes, known as Operation London Bridge. On the day Queen Elizabeth II dies, her death will elicit a comprehensive plan that has been in place since the 1960s. What will happen when Her Majesty's reign comes to an end and how will Britain mourn the loss? Here is what we know so far.
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Comments • 16 708

  • Helen Stanford
    Helen Stanford 5 hours ago

    Not sure if anyone's pointed this out, but Charles may go by any of his four names: Charles Philip Arthur George. Personally, I'm voting for King Arthur (not that my vote counts, but still....)

  • Paul Large
    Paul Large 6 hours ago

    I'll have a bottle on hand for the funeral, and every time that the presenter shoehorns the words, Tradition, Pomp, or Continuity into a sentence I'll take a drink. Pissed much!

  • Michael Apicella
    Michael Apicella 12 hours ago

    The day will come....

  • baba duke
    baba duke 15 hours ago

    In the words of Ivan Drag; 'If she dies...some other bull shiva will take it's place'.
    Sure, it's not verbatim, yet, close enough.

  • Sari Laurila
    Sari Laurila 17 hours ago

    When queen dies I play SexPistols God Save the Queen and start party party 😉😏😀😁

  • Ella Larkin
    Ella Larkin Day ago

    Not as many children will 'go missing.'

  • Nicoville20
    Nicoville20 Day ago

    Is no one going to talk about how they switched up the portraits of King George VI and King George IV at 0:04

  • NiGhTKinG20_02
    NiGhTKinG20_02 2 days ago

    Who cares when we die?
    If all are going to be sad for her

  • AnnNC North Carolina


  • jbot91
    jbot91 2 days ago +2

    That is insane. She had been written through 13 presidencies.

  • Shechai Yah
    Shechai Yah 2 days ago

    Edward DID NOT ABDICATE. He was chased out, and Wallis Warfield Simpson WITH A DOPPELGANGER, lived out the luxurious life of the deposed King, before the Press. Edward's two legitimate daughters were disappeared, and the Royals believed they had it all tied up with a neat ribbon. :)

  • Stephen Brown
    Stephen Brown 3 days ago

    Cheering in the street.

  • Lukey Boii
    Lukey Boii 3 days ago

    I never knew detail until I watch this video..

  • Penguin
    Penguin 3 days ago

    Wow the comment section is full of lame joke

  • Samuel Jabir
    Samuel Jabir 3 days ago

    If she dies,the diamond and gold making her crown should be returned to africa

  • Chris Fitzpatrick
    Chris Fitzpatrick 4 days ago

    We are the MANDELA effected and we are watching u

  • Marsha Boody
    Marsha Boody 4 days ago

    She is to retire in 2021.

  • Ryan Galaviz
    Ryan Galaviz 4 days ago


  • Robert McQueen
    Robert McQueen 4 days ago

    An interesting video, but it makes a big assumption. When the Prince of Wales becomes the sovereign he can chose whatever name they want to reign as. In the history of the monarchy 3 monarchs haven't used their first name, they are:-
    HIM Queen Victoria / HIM King Edward VIII (first name David) & HIM King George VI (first name Albert). If there is a favourite name, that would be George, Which would make the reign name as HM King George VII. Otherwise, not bad.

  • William Alford
    William Alford 4 days ago


  • Coralinezy Jones
    Coralinezy Jones 4 days ago

    Imagine she'll live till 120 years 😱 I think i'll be dead by that time 😂

  • Ian martin
    Ian martin 4 days ago

    Can't wait gonna be a good day

  • Lust for Awesomeness

    Morrissey’s evil laugh 😆

  • Lust for Awesomeness

    Farewell to this land's cheerless marshes
    Hemmed in like a boar between arches
    Her very Lowness with a head in a sling
    I'm truly sorry, but it sounds like a wonderful thing

  • Lynette Trenam
    Lynette Trenam 5 days ago

    Queen died long ago, this fake one smiles too much!

  • Thomas
    Thomas 5 days ago

    Imagine if Charles dies before the queen. He'll have waited all his life for nothing.

  • Super Saiyan Goku
    Super Saiyan Goku 5 days ago

    *Reads the title* Let's hope it happens very soon.

  • Johnny
    Johnny 5 days ago +1

    Time Traveler: What are you watching?
    Me: What happens if The Queen dies.
    Time Traveler: Oh ok, The Queen is still alive.
    Me: *[happiness noise]*

  • veronica clayton
    veronica clayton 5 days ago

    what happens when she dies,probably bury her

  • MonsterDC
    MonsterDC 5 days ago +1

    All my mans Charles wants to do is just be the kind this dude been waiting for like 3/4 of his life

  • Mitsuha Miyamizu
    Mitsuha Miyamizu 5 days ago +1

    *what about Simon*

  • Truth Teller
    Truth Teller 5 days ago

    She won't die. She doesn't even wear glasses

  • chill 15
    chill 15 5 days ago

    Queen meghan👑

  • Estafon Mcphee
    Estafon Mcphee 6 days ago +3

    Who told you that this would happen when the queen dies?

    • Roy Nuno
      Roy Nuno 6 days ago

      Tha Aliens at Area 51.

  • Estafon Mcphee
    Estafon Mcphee 6 days ago +2

    I thought the Bahamas was an independent country. If they're independent how is she in charge of it?

  • Peachy Eats
    Peachy Eats 6 days ago +1

    She could be dead right now and we wouldn’t know yet

  • Steinfeld Zendaya
    Steinfeld Zendaya 6 days ago +1

    I heard we get a day off school when she dies and for the coronation

  • andrew wyatt
    andrew wyatt 6 days ago

    Will we get a tax rebate or a cut in tax because we don't have to pay for her lifestyle anymore

  • Jew Shirls
    Jew Shirls 7 days ago

    It will be a great day

  • Emma Mallory
    Emma Mallory 7 days ago +1

    Yo imagine driving around a dead body

  • Tom De Jong
    Tom De Jong 7 days ago

    Germany should become a monarchy again, constitutional or fully monarchist. So wilhelm 2 can finally be brought to his final resting place in potsdam.

  • Akhilesh A
    Akhilesh A 7 days ago +1

    But the real question is, will she die?

  • Xavier Saavedra
    Xavier Saavedra 7 days ago +1

    The queen will probably pass in her early one hundreds like her mom did

  • Mark Turner
    Mark Turner 8 days ago

    Doesn't even know what London Bridge looks like... Not really much credibility here. All these procedures are just standard practice in the circumstance.

  • Mike Oxhuuj
    Mike Oxhuuj 8 days ago

    Dont you mean 'If' Her Majesty dies? She will live on forever and as for Charlie and his mongrel taking over ….. Sheesh. It will never happen.
    William will be King and his wife Kate will be in the hot seat and welcomed as our ruling monarchs as well. Is Camilla, Charles' mongrel it's real name? I expect she will be too pissed to find the palace let alone sitting on the throne. Its a good bet she thinks the John is the throne even if she has just thrown up in there she probably wont find it until her hangovers gone (which will be never, she dont ever get sober enough) . No chance absolutely Zero, Zilch Nada hope of her getting close to the throne of England. William and Harry were promised the throne by the people after Charlie serviced their Mums car in Paris and she was driven off the road by a 'drunk' Frenchman (as if)

  • jack1234
    jack1234 8 days ago

    Another "royal" leech will take her place.

  • Gorgoroth Bergen
    Gorgoroth Bergen 8 days ago +2

    Power of Blood Transfusions...🙋‍♂️

  • Anthony Jackson
    Anthony Jackson 8 days ago

    Not no queen, only people can be kings and queens, you must be sovereign too this land global,

  • Jennifer Phillips
    Jennifer Phillips 9 days ago

    L❤️Ve and Respect!!! If we could all be as well mannered as her. What a world we might have! 🤔

  • Meerah Nation
    Meerah Nation 9 days ago

    I’m soooo scared 😭😭😭

  • Andy Burton
    Andy Burton 9 days ago

    Not a lot, she doesn't hang around In my circle of friends , I have real mates that look out for each other not use as fodder and spit out.

  • Arsalan Hashemzade Sarraf

    Queen or s female Satan with
    open mouth to eat the world?!.
    God curse her,for banning Iran's
    oil and for everything

  • mickey x
    mickey x 10 days ago

    Let's hope Big Ben will be no more under construction by that time. It's been dragging for like... forever. And also can't imagine queen dying, are you sure she's not immortal plus her husband is 98 years old that's crazy. .. two more years until the queen herself congratulates him on turning 100 heh 😅😆

  • joeI _
    joeI _ 10 days ago

    Last words: *don’t give Charles king!*
    *andrew becomes king*
    Charles: *TRIGGERED*

  • King of the Daddy's
    King of the Daddy's 10 days ago

    Honestly hope Charles abdicates

    ENGLISH JONA 10 days ago

    I didn’t even know William kids names lool

    ENGLISH JONA 10 days ago

    Wow they named her after the black princess 😳

    ENGLISH JONA 10 days ago

    She is not my queen so I won’t morn her and my shop will be open 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Angela Li
    Angela Li 10 days ago

    This is complicated okay? I can’t catch up.

  • Angela Li
    Angela Li 10 days ago

    Random guy: Charles with become King.
    Queen: Hold it! I’m not dead yet!

  • nilolee nilakshi
    nilolee nilakshi 10 days ago

    We will come to know the truth whether she is human or something else, physically.

  • Maxine Bomareto
    Maxine Bomareto 11 days ago +1

    she'll be replaced by humdy dumpy

  • Jessica Simorangkir
    Jessica Simorangkir 12 days ago

    Vanity Fair you made a mistake in the first picture, “chart of reign period” by switching George IV and George VI pictures.

  • Brick Vision
    Brick Vision 12 days ago

    Charles: oh I just can’t wait to be king!!!!
    Elizabeth: you’ve got rather a long way to go young master you think-

  • Brick Vision
    Brick Vision 12 days ago

    I sense these events are approaching very soon.

  • Jordan Green
    Jordan Green 12 days ago

    Is it just me or is the music at the start of the video pretty good

  • Hlynur Finnbogi Karlsson

    How tf does she know this

  • dmichelleh
    dmichelleh 13 days ago +1

    this is kinda morbid. I feel weird just watching it. O_o

  • Hobo The Dog
    Hobo The Dog 14 days ago

    Who's here before the Queen died?

  • Lydia Stewart
    Lydia Stewart 14 days ago +2

    I'm still kinda convinced Charles is going to die before the Queen does.

  • watch my crazy life until im dead ok tan


  • JoefromNJ1
    JoefromNJ1 14 days ago

    as game of throne has taught us, she will become the queen-regent

  • Cinsuallove
    Cinsuallove 15 days ago


  • Elizabeth Perkins
    Elizabeth Perkins 15 days ago +1

    Camilla doesn’t deserve any title. Especially queen

  • Rileysgalaxy
    Rileysgalaxy 15 days ago

    I bet the queen is staying alive as long as she can just so she can outdo Charles 😂

  • Ahmed Faiz
    Ahmed Faiz 15 days ago

    India allah she never dies and stay healthy I can’t emagine Uk without her

  • Iskandar_06 Anthem
    Iskandar_06 Anthem 15 days ago

    0:04 A mistake George IV and George VI faces are split.
    George IV should be George VI
    George VI should be George IV

  • unicornroblox123
    unicornroblox123 16 days ago

    Will we get a day off school when she dies

    • RaymondHng
      RaymondHng 13 days ago

      @unicornroblox123 _Vanity Fair_ is an American publication marketed in the USA and this video is targeted at the same market. There was nothing in your name or comment that conveyed you're British.

    • unicornroblox123
      unicornroblox123 13 days ago

      RaymondHng I meant Britain I’m not dumb

    • RaymondHng
      RaymondHng 14 days ago

      In the USA, no.

  • Night King
    Night King 16 days ago

    What position im I in line to the throne ?

    • RaymondHng
      RaymondHng 14 days ago

      You must be a non-Catholic direct descendant of Electress Sophia of Hanover. There are 5,000 of them that are in line of succession.

  • mattd
    mattd 17 days ago +1

    Jesus Christ, after all these “what happens when the Queen dies” videos she must now be crapping herself waiting for it

    • Francesco Schettino
      Francesco Schettino 16 days ago

      mattd shes not going anywhere anytime soon. Bet she will be 105-110

  • HazeRenegade
    HazeRenegade 17 days ago

    At this point, I feel like the World won't be the same without her.

  • Ian Zainea
    Ian Zainea 17 days ago

    The Big Ben explodes

  • super gerd
    super gerd 17 days ago

    God save the QUEEN

  • qigung
    qigung 17 days ago

    I'd like to think that Queen Elizabeth is intentionally out-living her heirs so as not to bequeath her bat-eared, chinless first-born onto what would be a most ungrateful United Kingdom.

  • Hedley Lamarr
    Hedley Lamarr 17 days ago

    When she dies, her organs will stop working and rigor mortis will set in after a few hours. Just like what will happen to everyone else in the world. Unless some sort of chemical is released by accident like in Return Of The Living Dead, then she will wonder around looking for brains.

  • Orine Boyd
    Orine Boyd 17 days ago

    She Won't Die!

  • Eli G
    Eli G 17 days ago

    olay but what if Charles dies before her?

    • RaymondHng
      RaymondHng 14 days ago

      His son William becomes heir apparent.

  • life Death
    life Death 17 days ago

    I don't think that Charles will become King after Queen Elizabeth dies as he's older so I think it's going to someone else not Charles and I know

    • RaymondHng
      RaymondHng 14 days ago

      Charles is still the heir apparent. By law, he will be the next monarch. There is no ambiguity.

  • ALEJANDRO / Canal Oficial

    This is going to happen this year (2019). I’ve seen it.

  • fern Haloo
    fern Haloo 18 days ago

    What do you mean "when"? She eats living babies and is part reptile ; she'll NEVER die.

  • William Doubleu
    William Doubleu 18 days ago

    I do love a good state funeral.
    Preferably the old parasites funeral.
    Then all the other parasites.

  • Gerald Stone
    Gerald Stone 18 days ago

    What happens if the London Bridge really does fall. The PM would kick off the "the queen is dead, long live the king" domino effect.

  • Brian Byrne
    Brian Byrne 18 days ago

    Correction: At 2:00 The Bridge used is not London Bridge. The picture used is Tower Bridge.

  • OliEpic Gaming
    OliEpic Gaming 18 days ago


  • Cyclops
    Cyclops 18 days ago

    Wtf she’s still alive??

  • Agatha E.Ekhosuehi
    Agatha E.Ekhosuehi 18 days ago

    This was interesting, I don't want her to die but, 12 day mourning period, ahhhhhhhhh

  • Tv's Got Talent : CHAMPION REWIND

    London bridge is fallin down falling down fallin down my fear lady

  • Randy Hooks
    Randy Hooks 18 days ago

    I would guess she would start to rot and get stinky

  • Danger1451
    Danger1451 18 days ago

    Big Ben will explode

  • Christina Luise
    Christina Luise 18 days ago

    I believe she’ll live to at least 115. Although, actually, no. The queen isn’t going to die