Mourners who come to London from all over the country to pay their respects to the state-lying queen have been warned that they may encounter very long lines and wait times.
The Queen’s coffin will rest in Westminster Hall from Wednesday through the following Monday, the day of her funeral.
Originally estimated to attract 40,000 worshipers daily, it is now white hall The head of logistics for the historic five-night all-nighter says he expects millions of people to come in a single day.
The government has set guidelines on how people should behave when paying homage to the Queen. Westminster Palace.
Mourners are asked to “dress appropriately for the occasion of honor.” Clothing with “political or offensive slogans” of any kind is prohibited.
“Please respect the dignity of this event and behave appropriately. Please remain silent inside the Palace of Westminster,” it read.
Mourners can find portable toilets and water stations on their way to Westminster Hall from Wednesday.
The Queen’s coffin will be transported to London on September 13th, where it will then rest at Buckingham Palace.
A rehearsal of the coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Palace takes place.
There are airport-style security checks for those who want to be respectful. Flowers, candles, flags, photographs, blankets, folding chairs and camping equipment are all prohibited, officials said. Only 1 small bag per person is allowed.
The starting point for the line of mourners will be the park adjacent to Tower Bridge. The train then travels the length of the South Bank of the Thames, passing London Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and the London Eye.
In its guidance, the government said, “Queues are expected to be very long. As the lines keep moving, people have to stand for hours, and sometimes all night, with little opportunity to sit down.”
“Consider this before deciding whether to attend or bring children.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/london-pope-john-paul-ii-whitehall-westminster-hall-buckingham-palace-b2165047.html Mourners “face three-mile lines and twelve-hour waits to see the Queen lying”