With Brexit quickly approaching, plans have reportedly been put into place regarding what Queen Elizabeth II should do if rioting breaks out. As tensions have grown and protesters have taken to the streets regarding the UK's potential exit from the European Union on Oct. 31, it has been said that safety measures have been revised in order to protect her.

As reported by Express, Royal Central revealed that "there are plans to whisk the Queen away from London if riots and unrest break out in response to Brexit." It is said that these potential steps have been in place since the Cold War and are seen as rules to follow in a "worst case scenario."

Dai Davies, a former police officer who had been tasked with protecting the royal family, told the Sunday Times that if problems were to arise in London "clearly you would remove the royal family away from those key sites."

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As reported by the New York Times, these plans were initially created under the name Operation Candid as a strategy to prepare for a possible nuclear attack, but they have since been repurposed due to the potential for disorder surrounding a no-deal Brexit.

The Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg reportedly called it a "wartime fantasy" when speaking to the Daily Mail, adding that "over-excited officials who have dreamt up this nonsense are clearly more students of fantasy than of history." He additionally said that relocation is "extremely unlikely" as plans to evacuate are based off of whether or not the royal family members have had their safety compromised.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is pictured during a visit to the Science Museum on March 7, 2019, in London. Simon Dawson/AFP/Getty Images