Long Queue Stretching To Pay Respects To Queen Elizabeth II

16 Sep 2022
 
Thousands of people are in line along with the River Thames to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II in London. The line is nearly and incredibly about five miles long. People hop to see the queen’s coffin before her state funeral. The security operation has been planned for decades and there is also a live online tracker for the updates.
 
As the queue could stretch up to 10 miles and the waiting time could take up to 30 hours, a person can have a bathroom break and will be returned to his place in the queue. One of the youngest mourners in the line Chloe Harnkess told The Times that
 
“I think I am going to be more grateful than sad,” Harkness said to the Times. “I'm proud of what the Queen's done - it is going to be one of those goosebump moments.”
 
Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch across decades. This funeral is the first in the UK for more than half a century. UK government has estimated that the number of people who attended the Queen’s funeral to pay their respects would be about 750,000. More than 1,000 staff volunteers are in-charge of taking care of the crowd.
 
The funeral will take place on 19th September at Westminster Abbey in central London.
 
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