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Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: queue five miles

Created: 09/17/2022 04:51 am

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is laid out in London until the funeral. All news about the royal funeral service in the news ticker.

+++ 4.45 p.m .: In the queue for Westminster Hall, prominent personalities have also lined up. According to BBC information, one of them is ex-footballer David Beckham. The 47-year-old said he had waited in line for about 12 hours since 2 a.m. to bid farewell to the Queen. He valued the time together and the experience with the public.

David Beckham
David Beckham. (Archivfoto) © Eleanor Hoad / Imago Images

+++ 4 p.m .: The rush in London continues to increase after the death of Elizabeth II. Accordingly, several media reports that more and more people are flocking to the capital to see the coffin of the British monarch. Another line formed after the government announced that mourners would be out of line for six hours. The waiting time for the first queue is now 14 hours, reports several media, citing the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. This now explained on Twitter that the queue for today had exceeded its capacity and no more people should queue.

Menschen stehen in einer Schlange, um der verstorbenen Königin Elizabeth II. während der Staatsaufbahrung in der Westminster Hall die letzte Ehre zu erweisen.
People line up to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the state funeral at Westminster Hall. © ZUMA Wire/Imago

Queen’s funeral: mourners defy government orders

+++ 1:15 p.m .: After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, no other people are currently allowed to line up to file past the coffin of the British Queen due to the enormous rush. Because: In the park at the end of the line there is no more room for more people, the government said on Friday morning.

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral can be followed on September 19 on TV and live stream.

But the order not to queue for the next six hours seems to have gone unheeded. As the British Telegraph reports, more and more mourners are queuing. There is now a queue to queue up.

Queen’s funeral: “She’s in a lot of pain” – King’s wife Camilla apparently injured

+++ 9.45 a.m .: The funeral of the Queen is imminent. On Monday, September 19th, it should be ready. For King Consort Camilla Queen Consort, the ceremony could be a difficult one. A source recently confirmed to The Telegraph news portal that she was injured. She is said to have broken a toe before the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “She’s in a lot of pain,” the source said, adding, “It’s really unfortunate timing but she’s holding up well.” Despite her injury, King’s wife Camilla has not missed a funeral event. The palace declined to comment.

Queen’s funeral: queue grows to five miles as mourners wait 14 hours

Update from Friday, September 16, 6:45 a.m .: In London, the queue on the way to Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has continued to grow. On Friday night, it stretched eight kilometers from Parliament over Lambeth Bridge and along the south bank of the Thames from the National Theater and Tate Modern to the Tower of London. The waiting time is now 14 hours, the BBC reported, citing government information.

A man in line interviewed by the station said the time had “fly by”. Everyone is focused on the moment when they can say goodbye to the Queen. Expect the line to get longer this weekend.

Queen’s funeral: member of the royal family collapses on the coffin

+++ 17.15: The new British King Charles III. and his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward will hold another wake at their mother’s coffin. As the palace announced on Thursday (September 15), the royals want to keep watch on Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin for 15 minutes on Friday at 8:30 p.m. local time.

The Queen’s body was laid out in Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the British Parliament in London, until Monday morning. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pay their last respects to the Queen.

Update from Thursday, September 15, 2:30 p.m .: In addition to a security guard, Lady Gabriella Windsor, Elizabeth II’s niece, is said to have collapsed at the funeral service. When the coffin arrived at Westminster Hall, she suffered a dizzy spell. This is reported by the British magazine Hello . There was sudden unrest among the mourners. Lady Gabriella’s husband Thomas Kingston and her mother Marie Christine von Reibnitz helped her to her feet after she collapsed. This can be seen on a video.

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: Theresa May shows up at the coffin – kilometers long queue

First report from Thursday, September 15: London – After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the coffin of the regent arrived in London on Wednesday (September 14). In the late afternoon, the procession finally arrived at Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s coffin is laid out.

After a service, to which the entire royal family was present, numerous citizens now have the opportunity to say goodbye to their former queen. About two million people are expected. According to media reports, the waiting time is currently around 30 hours. Among the people is ex-Prime Minister Theresa May, who bowed in front of the coffin with her husband Philip, according to Sky News footage.

Queen Elizabeth II is dead: Queen’s coffin laid out – security guard collapses in Westminster Hall

Elizabeth II’s coffin is closely guarded around the clock. On Thursday night (September 15) an incident occurred: a guard collapsed in London’s Westminster Hall, as shown in a live broadcast by the public broadcaster BBC . During a guard change, the guard fell forward and hit his face on the ground. In the otherwise very quiet Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s coffin is laid out, the impact was clearly audible. The security guard had already faltered several times before. Bystanders guards rushed to the fallen man’s aid and rolled him onto his back.

In a festive funeral procession, the coffin of Elizabeth II was pulled through the English capital from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in the British Parliament. King Charles III and other members of the court, including his sister Princess Anne and sons Prince William and Prince Harry, walked behind the carriage. Millions of mourners and onlookers gathered along the route. (asc/dpa)

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