In light of King Charles III’s ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer, details of his funeral plans, codenamed “Operation Menai Bridge,” have surfaced.

The monarch’s declining health has necessitated the prioritization of these arrangements, echoing the ceremonial protocols observed for Queen Elizabeth II, known as “Operation London Bridge.”

According to a royal insider, while such preparations are customary among the British royalty, expediency is crucial in Charles’ case due to the urgency of his condition. Concerns regarding the severity of Charles’ cancer persist among courtiers, with speculation suggesting it may be more dire than officially disclosed.

“Operation Menai Bridge” adheres to traditional royal protocols, envisaging Charles’ body lying in state at Westminster Hall before his formal funeral nine days later, likely concluding with burial at Windsor Castle’s royal vault. The ceremony is expected to embody the regal splendor befitting a British monarch.

This announcement follows reports of Charles’ deteriorating health, with insiders suggesting he may have only two years left to live.

His conspicuous absence from the royal schedule, apart from an Easter Sunday service, has been noteworthy, with Princess Anne assuming many of his duties. Additionally, Prince William, his heir, has been absent due to his wife Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis.

Insiders allude to underlying tensions between Charles and William, speculating on the prince’s readiness to ascend the throne.

“Charles apprehends the pressures associated with monarchy, and he harbors doubts about William’s preparedness to assume his role,” one source divulged.

This uncertainty, coupled with ongoing public relations challenges, adds layers of complexity to the monarchy’s future.

The situation is further compounded by Queen Camilla’s purported frustration with Charles’ health struggles and diminished influence.

Her recent retreat from royal duties has raised eyebrows, with insiders suggesting it signifies her discontent and skepticism regarding William’s aptitude for leadership.

As King Charles III grapples with his health, and succession uncertainties loom, the future trajectory of the British monarchy remains a topic of intense speculation and scrutiny.