A 14 hours line to see Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin

A 14 hours line to see Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin

The outpouring of grief in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s death forced the British government to temporarily halt people from filing past her coffin as it lay in state on Friday.

The queue was “at capacity,” according to a live tracker, as waiting times reached 14 hours and the line stretched 5 miles (8 kilometres) from Parliament to Southwark Park in south London and then around the park.

Queen Elizabeth II


Caroline Quilty, of London, said she arrived at the line around 4 a.m. on Friday.
“I think it’s a historical moment, and if I didn’t come and celebrate it, see it, and be a part of it, I think I’d really regret it,” she said.

After a day away from the spotlight, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla travelled to Wales on Friday. It’s their last stop before returning to London for the Queen’s State Funeral on Monday.

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla pay a visit to Wales

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla have arrived in Wales for an official visit. The visit began with a service at Cardiff’s Llandaff Cathedral and will include a meeting with the Welsh parliament and a stop at Cardiff Castle.
Charles was the Prince of Wales for more than 50 years, until his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died last week, a title that has now passed to his son, Prince William.

After reaching capacity, the line to see the queen was ‘paused.’

A steady stream of mourners continues to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, who is lying in state in Westminster Hall for the third day.

The crowds are the latest manifestation of a nationwide outpouring of grief for the only monarch most Britons have ever known, who died on September 8 at her beloved Balmoral summer retreat, ending a 70-year reign.
People are being told not to join the line to see Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin because it has reached capacity. According to British officials, the organised line is full and no one will be allowed to join it for at least six hours.

The line ran from Parliament to Southwark Park in south London and was 5 miles (8 kilometres) long.

The government has stated that the park is now full and that entry to the queue has been “paused,” and that mourners should “not attempt to join the queue until it re-opens.”

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