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Queue to see Queen could CLOSE on Saturday night: Downing Street says seven-mile route could also be prolonged to 10 miles as sources warn line might be shut to new entrants over weekend when it is believed no extra folks will make it to web site in time
The queue for folks to pay their ultimate respects to the Queen could stretch for ten miles and could also be closed as early as Saturday night.
Downing Street yesterday mentioned the deliberate route of just about seven miles might be prolonged by putting in three miles of airport-style zigzag traces in parks initially and finish.
Government sources additionally warned the queue might be closed to new entrants sooner or later over the weekend when officers resolve no extra folks might be in a position to make it in time to Westminster Hall to see the Queen mendacity in state.
The lying-in-state interval will finish at 6.30am on Monday.
But, with Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan warning that queue instances could hit 30 hours, this could imply the road being closed to new entrants within the early hours of Sunday, and even late on Saturday night.
Royal superfans camp alongside the River Thames reverse the House of Parliament as we speak for an opportunity of seeing the lying-in-state of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at Westminster Hall
The queue to view Queen Elizabeth II’s lying-in-state in Westminster Hall ran alongside the Albert Embankment to Southwark Park
Marian Kaewthont within the queue in Lambeth ready to see Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state
The queue for folks to pay their ultimate respects to the Queen could stretch for ten miles and the wait could be hours
Amanda Drake, 63, from Sydney, in a tent within the queue in Lambeth to see Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state
Ministers privately admit they do not know how many individuals will descend on London, however they’re braced for huge numbers. Provision has been made for the queue to begin in Southwark Park in Bermondsey and finish at Victoria Tower Gardens by the House of Lords.
The complete distance is 6.9 miles, however a further three miles of ‘queue infrastructure’ has been put in within the parks initially and finish, taking the whole distance to nearly ten miles.
Visitors will undergo airport-style safety earlier than coming into Westminster Hall. There might be greater than 1,000 volunteers, stewards and police on hand at anybody time. The Samaritans will deploy 180 volunteers to present ‘emotional support’ to these grieving.
How lengthy is the queue?
Last night it was already some 2.5 miles, that means a wait of 12 hours. Ministers warn folks could have to wait 30 hours or extra.
Where do I be a part of?
The again of the queue may be discovered by scanning the QR code right here or trying on this Government channel: www.youtube.com/person/dcms
What ought to I carry?
A poncho or umbrella, a conveyable cellphone charger and a e book. Don’t carry: Folding chairs, massive baggage, meals, drink, flowers, placards, flags – or Paddington Bears.
What about kids?
All ages are welcome, however mother and father have been reminded of the rigours of the queue.
What about bathrooms and refreshments?
There are 500 transportable bathrooms, and water stations. Food may be purchased at snack stops. Local organisations will open for longer to present consolation breaks and refreshment.
Is there a fast-track?
There is an ‘accessible queue’ for these with disabilities or anybody struggling to cope.
What are the principles in Westminster Hall?
Mobile telephones can’t be used inside. Clothes with ‘political or offensive slogans’ are banned.
Is there a neater method to see the coffin?
Yes. The BBC is offering a devoted stay stream on-line, on iPlayer and BBC Parliament.