Queue stretches for miles as Queen lies in state for second day

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Thousands of mourners queue up overnight for the queen to lie down in the kingdom, while the king is set to take a day off from public duties ahead of Monday’s funeral.

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Members of the public can pay tribute to the late emperor’s coffin 24 hours a day at Westminster Hall, with queues of more than two and a half miles long until 8 a.m.

The Queen’s coffin continues to be guarded at all times by units of the Sovereign Bodyguard, the Household Division or the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London.


One of the guards suddenly collapsed overnight, and after he fainted, nearby officers immediately rushed to his aid.

Metropolitan Police officers, volunteers and managers are managing the queue, while toilets and water fountains have been provided at various points along the route.

It was the first night that people could pay tribute to the Queen since the ancient hall opened at 5 pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, overnight rehearsals were held for the last rites of the late emperor on Monday.

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The queue is now three miles long

Behind the line is now around HMS Belfast – three miles away where the Queen’s coffin is in Westminster Hall.

Members of the public queue in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral

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The Archbishop of Canterbury describes the Queen as having ‘remarkable’ wisdom

Archbishop meets mourners in South Bank

, the countryside

The Archbishop of Canterbury described the Queen as “someone whose intelligence was remarkable” and said he was not at all surprised by the scale of the vote for lying to the kingdom.

Walking through Victoria Tower Gardens in central London to meet mourners, Justin Welby said he was feeling “hopeful” for the future.

Speaking of the Queen, the Archbishop told the PA news agency: “She was a man on whom you could completely, utterly and utterly trust, whose knowledge was remarkable, whose experience – I canterbury was the seventh archbishop she knew – who really understood things and who prayed.”

Asked if the Queen’s funeral could be even greater than the crowd seen for Pope John Paul II, he said: “It will be what it will be. We will see.”

On what the Queen’s death meant for the future of the nation, the Archbishop said: “It means we will go to someone else who will demonstrate service to the country, and not their role as everyone else.” , but will look to serve the country and the Constitution.”


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The Queen with US President Joe Biden (Arthur Edwards/The Sun)

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Check out the latest here.


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‘Breathtaking’: members of the public make friends in long queues for the palace

Three well-wishers who befriended each other during an eight-hour overnight wait for the Queen’s coffin to finally go to Westminster Hall for a pint.

Amy Harris, 34, and Matthew Edwards, 35, met James Cross, 65, to join the queue at around 1 a.m. after traveling from London to Birmingham.

He described a feeling of “empathy” among the crowd, with people sharing snacks and drinks and “laughing”.

Ms Harris said: “We were asking for directions and (James) said ‘follow me to the back of the queue’.”

Mr. Cross said: “Everyone in the queue was very friendly, chatting and laughing. It was really cute.”

Mr Edwards said: “Everyone was offering biscuits, drinks”, adding that the three are now planning to drink together to quench their thirst after a long wait.


Image: The length of the South Bank public queue

Members of the public queue on the South Bank in central London

, the countryside

Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to the Queen

Queen in talks with Emmanuel Macron

, Reuters

In a series of tweets, French President Emmanuel Macron said: “In a phone conversation with His Majesty King Charles III last night, I expressed France’s condolences on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. I at the funeral in London I will join. On Monday.

“The ties between France and the United Kingdom are unbroken. We will continue to strengthen them by following the path set by Queen Elizabeth II.”


What will happen in the next few days?

The Queen’s coffin lies in state at Westminster Hall in London to honor members of the public.

Here are the daily details of what will happen next, including the Queen’s funeral on 19 September.

– Thursday, September 15

The king will have a private day of reflection and is not expected to attend any public events, although it is understood he will be working in preparation for his new role and will already receive his red boxes of state papers. .

The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit Sandringham to see the wreaths left on the property by members of the public, while the Earl and Countess of Wessex will travel to Manchester, where they will light a candle in memory of the Queen and view the wreath. in St. Ann’s Square.

The Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband Sir Tim Lawrence, will visit the Glasgow City Chambers to meet representatives of the organizations the Queen was patron of.

The king’s lawyers participate in the wreath-laying after the death of the queen. The senior barrister, now known as KC rather than QC after the King’s proclamation, was invited to wear robes and court mourning attire and to gather outside the Old Bailey before going into the Grey’s Inn Chapel for the ceremony. has gone.

– September 16

The King and Queen consort are expected to travel to Wales while the kingdom continues to lie.

– September 17-18

Lying continues in the state and heads of state will start arriving for the funeral.

Members of the public are invited to observe a minute’s silence on Sundays at 8 p.m. to remember the Queen.

– September 19

There will be a national bank holiday to allow as many people as possible to watch the Queen’s funeral.

Lying in the state will continue till 6.30 am.

The coffin will be carried in a grand military procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.

Senior members of the family are expected to follow behind – just as they did for the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The army will line the streets and will also join the procession.

Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, European royals and prominent figures from public life will be invited to gather at the abbey, which can hold a congregation of 2,000.

The service will be televised and two minutes of national silence is expected.

After the service, the coffin will be carried in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch and then travel to Windsor.

Once there, the chariot will travel through the Long Walk in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which will be followed by a televised commissary service at St George’s Chapel.

Later in the evening there will be a private entertainment service with senior members of the royal family.

The Queen’s final resting place will be the King George VI Memorial Chapel, an annex to the main chapel – where her mother and father were buried, along with the ashes of her sister Princess Margaret.

Philip’s coffin will move from the royal vault to the memorial chapel and join the queen’s coffin.


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