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In pictures: Queue ends to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth

As the UK mourns his demise longest reigning emperorFor some of the only monarchs they have known in their entire lives, huge queues were seen along the banks of the River Thames, where people waited to pay tribute to the queen. Westminster Hall,

People camp in front of the Palace of Westminster on the eve of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London.  (AP)
People camp in front of the Palace of Westminster on the eve of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London. (AP)

As the queue reached full capacity, it was closed to new entrants, the BBC reported, with the waiting time to pay tribute, at its longest. Queen was over 24 hours while the maximum length of the queue was 10 miles.

People queue outside the Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to Britain's Queen Elizabeth.  (Reuters)
People queue outside the Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. (Reuters)

People were warned that they would have to stand for several hours with little opportunity to sit, as the queue continued to grow.

A street vendor selling Union Jack flags to well-wishers at Westminster Bridge in London.  (AFP)
A street vendor selling Union Jack flags to well-wishers at Westminster Bridge in London. (AFP)

The UK government tracker reported that the queue was finally closed on Monday morning before the funeral.

Queen Elizabeth IIHoused in Westminster Hall, the oldest building on Parliamentary Ground, people filed in to pay tribute to his coffin since Wednesday this week.

Queen Elizabeth II Passed away peacefully last Thursday. She was 96 years old.


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