June 18, 2024

The Queens County Citizen

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Queue access to see Elizabeth II’s suspended coffin

Queue access to see Elizabeth II's suspended coffin

Entry to the queue to view Elizabeth II’s coffin was suspended in London on Friday due to overcrowding, the government said.

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Initially, he announced that the suspension would last “at least six hours”.

“Afternoon slots are filled,” he clarified.

“Don’t try to join before the queue reopens”.

Prior to the announcement, waiting times had increased by 2pm, with people waiting overnight for miles to gather briefly in front of the sovereign’s coffin, which was displayed in Westminster Hall.

On Friday afternoon, a sign posted where people enter the queue read: ‘Entrance to the queue is temporarily suspended to view Her Majesty’s coffin. The waiting time from here is at least 14 hours”.

Thousands of people, some from far and wide, joined the queue again in the morning.

A 24-hour coffin display is scheduled until 6:30 a.m. (0530 GMT) on Monday, before the funeral at 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) at Westminster Abbey.

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