The waiting list for the queen who is lying in the country can last for hours: Here are the highlights

This article contains references to sexual assault.
waiting list It is officially closed to new arrivals after reaching full capacity ahead of the state funeral on Monday.
Final mourners will be able to pay their respects to the late Queen at Westminster Hall until 6:30am GMT (3:30pm AEST).

Over the past four days the line has stretched from Westminster Hall, over Lambeth Bridge, down the Thames, past Tate Modern and London Bridge, and finally made its way through a three-mile meandering queue at Southwark Park.

Here’s what you need to know about The Queue, and some important moments you may have missed.

How many people are in the waiting list?

While no official figures have been released, Britain’s newspaper The Telegraph said on Sunday that more than a million people are queuing to see the coffin.

At the longest, the wait was more than 25 hours, according to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports.

According to the BBC, the maximum length of the line was 10 miles (16 kilometers), and there were even
10.41 p.m. Sunday (7.41 a.m. Monday AEST), It was announced that the waiting list was at its final capacity and would be closed to new arrivals.

The arrival queue was permanently closed on Saturday afternoon after reaching full capacity.

Celebrity discovery

The list of public mourners included a few well-known personalities, such as former professional footballer David Beckham.
Beckham told the BBC he had been queuing for 12 hours.

“We all want to be here together, and we all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our Queen,” said the former England captain.

David Beckham, the former professional footballer and England captain, told the BBC he stood in line for 12 hours to pay his respects to the Queen. source: AAP / Marcus Schreiber/AFP

“I think something like today is meant to be shared together.”

Actress Tilda Swinton, TV personality Sharon Osbourne, singer James Blunt and actor Danielle Mays also lined up as mourners.

Can attendees take bathroom breaks?

Upon arriving at The Queue, each person was given a colored and numbered wristband as a record of when they joined the line.

These bracelets enabled people to leave The Queue for a short period of time to use the restroom or get refreshments, and then return to it.

According to the BBC, there have been more than 500 gates set up along The Queue Road.
There were also water and first aid stations along the roads.

Before entering Westminster Hall, attendees had to go through airport-style security procedures, with tight restrictions on what they could carry and only small bags were allowed.

A man accused of assault

London police said a man was charged with two counts of sexual assault on Friday after two women reported being assaulted in a park where people were queuing to see Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in the state.

The Metropolitan Police said Adeo Addichen, 19, who appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday, was also charged with two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

The sign indicates how long the queue was to watch Queen Elizabeth II lying down.

Several members of the public lined up for hours, some overnight, to watch Queen Elizabeth II lie on her grounds. source: AAP / Dominic Lipinski

“As waitlist attendees will see, officers were prepared to respond immediately and arrest the man,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Conde said in a statement.

“Governors and police officers in London are all the way to help and support those lining up to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen…There have been very few crimes or other incidents where officers have had to step in.”
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