David Beckham joined the throngs of mourners, some famous, who arrived to cover their respects to Queen Elizabeth II also to view the monarch as she is based on state at Westminster Hall.
Beckham waited 12 hours to cover his respects, telling the BBC the communal experience where we celebrate the amazing life of our queen is intended to be shared together.
Former Prime Minister Theresa May was spotted curtseying to the queens coffin on Thursday.
ITV presenter Susanna Reid said she queued for over seven hours on Thursday before entering Westminster Hall.
Reality TV star Sharon Osbourne said she arrived to start to see the procession of the queens coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday because I really like the queen . . . and I really like the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth will lie in state at Westminster Hall until her funeral on Monday. The queue to go to her is a lot more than five miles and 14 hours long. Its expected that 75,000 people should come to cover their respects to her. King Charles III will lead a vigil over his mothers coffin on Friday. The BBC is airing a live stream of the queens lying in state.
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On Monday, the queens coffin will undoubtedly be extracted from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey on circumstances gun carriage for the funeral service. Roughly 2,000 folks are likely to attend, including President Joe Biden. Following service, a national moment of silence will undoubtedly be held at 11 a.m. The queens coffin will happen to be Windsor Castle, where she’ll be buried close to her parents and late husband, Prince Philip.