THE Queen was trending on Twitter last night as rumours spread that she had died, when she in fact had not.

But what will happen when she does pass away?

There are some vital arrangements that must take place when she passes.

Here are some of the things that will happen:

  1. The Queen's Private Secretary will be the first official to convey the news. 
  2. The media will be informed via an announcement to the Press Association and the BBC through a radio alert transmission known as 'RATS'
  3. Buckingham Palace will have a notice outside which will symbolise The Queen’s passing. It will also be on the palace website.
  4. Parliament will be recalled. 
  5. If the Queen dies at Windsor Castle or Sandringham House, her coffin will be moved by car to Buckingham Palace within a couple of days.
  6. The day after the Queen's death, the Accession Council will meet at St James's Palace to proclaim the new monarch
  7. The Queen’s funeral day would become a national holiday, along with Prince Charles’ coronation as King.