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The long line to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth & More Breaking News


According to estimates, two million people want to pay their last respects to the Queen in Westminster Hall. The waiting time: gigantic.

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Westminster Hall, where the Queen is laid out, has been open to the public since early Wednesday evening – continuously. Shortly thereafter, a queue stretched around four kilometers through central London. Waiting times of up to 30 hours are expected for the coming days. Some estimates put up to two million visitors who want to pay their respects to the Queen.

What looks like the plan of a city run is the planned maximum extent of the queue.Image: zvg/CMS

The queue is led along the Thames. When it reaches 10 miles (about 16 km) in length, it will be closed to newcomers. Your extension can be found on YouTube (see below) or on Twitter at be tracked.

Here you can follow the current status of the queue:

The goal: the coffin of the Queen


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There is enough time for a short bow, a little curtsy as you pass by. Standing is not allowed.


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The crowds: Dressed in black.


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In Victoria Tower Gardens, those waiting are led in long lines before being granted access to Westminster Hall after a security check.


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Lambeth Bridge carries mourners across the Thames.


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Before that, the snake runs along the river. At its maximum extent, its start should be in Southwark Park – around 16 kilometers from Westminster Hall.


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Westminster Hall has been open to the public non-stop since early Wednesday evening.


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Shortly thereafter, a queue stretched around four kilometers through the center of the British capital.


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Waiting times of up to 30 hours are expected for the coming days.


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Happy are those who have a book with them…


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… or a folding chair.


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Warm clothes for the night are certainly not wrong either.


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Temperatures dropped to around 10 degrees overnight.


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Some estimates put up to two million visitors who want to pay their respects to the Queen.


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In view of the long waiting time, hundreds of helpers, police officers and paramedics are ready.


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Food stalls provide those waiting with food.


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Drinking water is available.



The Queen’s body should remain in state until next Monday morning (7.30 a.m. CEST).


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Thousands of security forces monitored the line of mourners – also using video cameras.



Armed special forces are positioned on roofs.



Flowers must be left outside Westminster Hall.



They must not be brought inside.



The following are also prohibited: drinks, …



… food, sharp objects, candles, political symbols and much more.


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Quiet is requested, filming and photography is strictly forbidden.



Individual screens entertain those waiting.


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Apart from that, the infrastructure is rather modest.


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A phone call might help to pass the time.


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After all …


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… the view is iconic from time to time.


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The Queen in time lapse – see how she has changed

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