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Mourners urged not to set off to join queue for Queens lying in state

The queue will close later today People have been urged not to set off from home to join the queue for the Queen’s lying in state, which is due to close on Sunday. Thousands of people have made the steady pilgrimage across central London to pay their respects to the late monarch over the past four days. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said it will announce […]

todaySeptember 18, 2022 12


King and Prince of Wales greet mourners in queue for Queens lying in state

The King and the Prince of Wales have greeted mourners in the queue for the Queen’s lying in state. Hundreds of people in line at Lambeth, south London, cheered and applauded as Charles and William emerged on Saturday afternoon, before the pair thanked those waiting to pay their respects to the late monarch at Westminster Hall. One woman offered the King condolences as he shook her hand, and another shouted: […]

todaySeptember 17, 2022 18


Prince Edward releases tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

He's described her as a 'very special and unique person' Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, has released a tribute to his mother, Her Majesty The Queen, following her death last week at the age of 96. He says her death has left “an unimaginable void in all our lives”, adding: “We have been overwhelmed by the tide of emotion that has engulfed us.” You can read the full statement from […]

todaySeptember 16, 2022 20


Arrests made in biggest police operation in Mets history for Queens funeral

More than 30 arrests have been made so far as part of the biggest policing operation in the Met’s history in the lead-up to the Queen’s funeral. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said by Friday morning 34 people had been arrested for a “range of offences” but described this as “relatively few”, adding that none had been for protesting. Scotland Yard has not yet been able to provide […]

todaySeptember 16, 2022 20


Presenter Susanna Reid joins thousands queuing to see the Queen lying in state

TV presenter Susanna Reid joined thousands of people to see the Queen lying in state as she revealed she queued for seven hours and twenty minutes. The Good Morning Britain anchor, 51, attended the historic event on Thursday with her mother, Sue, and said she had “experienced a moment in history”. Detailing her experience on Twitter, she said: “Evening – along with my lovely mum and her very good friend, […]

todaySeptember 16, 2022 23


Queens funeral could see one of the largest TV audiences for decades

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is likely to attract one of the largest UK television audiences of recent decades. A benchmark for comparison is the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales on September 6, 1997, which was watched by an average of 32.1 million people, including 19.3 million on BBC One and 11.7 million on ITV. No royal event since then has come close to matching such huge […]

todaySeptember 16, 2022 28


Charles attends prayer service on first visit to Wales as King

Charles has begun his first visit to Wales as King, attending a service of prayer and reflection for the life of the Queen. He arrived by helicopter with the Queen Consort and then travelled by state limousine in bright sunshine to the service at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff – the final stop in his tour of the four home nations. A booming gun salute fired from Cardiff Castle was heard […]

todaySeptember 16, 2022 11


Queens funeral to be fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign

Further details have been released by Buckingham Palace The Queen’s state funeral will “unite people across the globe and resonate with people of all faiths” and pay a “fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign”, the man in charge of the historic occasion has said. The Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, described the task as “both humbling and daunting. An honour and a great responsibility”. Two thousand people including world […]

todaySeptember 15, 2022 14


Thousands queue through night to pay their respects at Queens lying in state

Thousands of mourners are continuing to join the miles-long queue to pay their respects to the Queen as she lies in state at Westminster Hall. Many have queued overnight for the chance to file past the monarch’s coffin after it was handed to the care of the nation on Wednesday afternoon. By 10am on Thursday, the queue was around three miles long and stretched past London Bridge to HMS Belfast. […]

todaySeptember 15, 2022 11