Thousands of people have queued to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II. She lies in state in Westminster Hall after leaving Buckingham Palace for the final time.
There were long queues along the South Bank of the Thames as Britons wait to view the coffin. Guns fire in Hyde Park and Big Ben tolled every minute in the sombre ceremony.
Hundreds of thousands of people expect to file past in the coming days. The Queen’s coffin will rest at the hall until Monday.
Leaders, politicians, public figures, as well as more than 500 dignitaries from around the world, will descend on London. The presence will to pay their last respects to Britain’s longest reigning monarch, who died Thursday at the age of 96. US President Joe Biden has already confirmed that he will be at the event, which will be attended by up to 2,000 people.
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