Details on how the public can see the Queen’s lying-in-state period in London have been revealed, with people warned to expect long queues and be prepared to stand for ‘many hours’ through the night.
In the capital, mourners are now able to file solemnly past the coffin at Westminster Hall for 24 hours a day until 6.30am on the day of the funeral – Monday September 19 – with long queues of up to 30 hours expected.
The Government has stressed that the queue will continuously move – with little chance to rest or sit down – and has urged people to ‘dress appropriately’. Clothes ‘with political or offensive slogans’ have been banned.
Queue-jumpers and anyone drunk will be taken out of the queue by stewards and police patrolling the lines. Visitors will also face airport-style security checks, with tight restrictions on what can be taken in.
MailOnline reveals what you need to know if you’d like to see the sovereign’s coffin over the following week:
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