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UK has has plans to evacuate Queen if Brexit goes sideways

Staff Writer |
In case of post-Brexit riots, British officials have re-purposed an emergency Cold War scheme to evacuate senior members of the royal family, according to the Sunday Times.

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Code-named Operation Candid, the plans were originally conceived after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In case of a Soviet nuclear attack, the Queen would have been whisked to sea aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia.

After the Royal Yacht was decommissioned in 1997, the escape procedure was updated: the royals would be sent to circle the remote Scottish Hebrides. For obvious reasons, the royal Brexit route remains undisclosed.

“Where and how they will evacuate them is top secret and I can’t discuss it. This is a measure that is extremely unlikely to come to pass. [But] the powers-that-be need to have contingency plans for any eventuality,” Dai Davies, the former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard, told the Sunday Times.


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