On September 8 last year, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain died at the age of 96. She was the country's queen for a full 70 years.
Elizabeth slept peacefully at Balmoral, having spent her life in public service.
Now daughter, Princess Anne, 73, can reveal new details about the late Queen's final days, she writes. Watchman.
The Queen still allows herself to be greatly influenced by royal duties, even at the end of her life, the daughter says in a new documentary about the investiture of King Charles (75 years old), which will be broadcast on the BBC at Christmas.
According to Anne, Elizabeth must have expressed concern about where she would die.
– I think there was a moment when I felt that it would be more difficult if she died at Balmoral. And I think we tried to convince her that that shouldn't be part of the decision-making process.
Balmoral was said to be Elizabeth's favorite place, but she knew there were elaborate plans for her death, so she was concerned that dying in Scotland might cause additional problems for those who initiated the so-called “London Bridge” plan.
This is the name given to the operation that led to her death. Different plans were drawn up for each of the main royal residences. The plans around Almoral, located in Scotland, were codenamed “Operation Unicorn.”
– So I hope it felt right in the end, because we think so, she keeps laughing.
The Princess says in the documentary that it was a coincidence that she was at Balmoral before her mother died, and was strangely relieved when the Royal Crown Jewels were removed from her coffin – a symbolic moment, showing Charles assuming the role. Chief of state.
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