The palace has a plan for exactly what will go down when their beloved monarch passes on.
11. Could William be king?
Past rumours have suggested that Charles will abdicate in favour of his younger, more popular son.
That possibility was explored in the recent play King Charles III (which also featured a conniving Duchess Kate scheming to get her husband on the throne).
But despite all the talk, it’s likely Charles will take up the job he has waited longer for than any other British heir: He’s been heir apparent since he was just three years old.
12. King Charles will tour the home nations
Once Charles is proclaimed king, it will be time to get to work, even before his mother’s funeral.
He is planning to embark on a tour of the “home countries” of the British Isles, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, to meet with leaders and attend services.
Charles will also go out and meet the people.
“From day one, it is about the people rather than just the leaders being part of this new monarchy,” one of his advisers told the Guardian.
“Lots of not being in a car, but actually walking around.”
13. The Queen will lie in state
A few days later, after Charles makes his way back to London, the Queen’s coffin will travel to Westminster Hall in a slow procession from Buckingham Palace.
For the Queen Mother‘s funeral in 2002, 1,600 servicemen and women were involved in the procession, where Beethoven’s Funeral March was played and a royal gun salute sounded off.
After arriving at Westminster, the public will be allowed to visit and pay their respects to the Queen for several days.