The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is now Lying in State at Westminster Hall. Members of the public have been able to file past since the afternoon of Wednesday 14 September, with the Hall remaining open until the morning of Monday 19 September, the day of the Queen’s funeral. After the Lying in State draws to a close, the coffin will be moved to Westminster Abbey for the official state funeral. On Friday 16 September, the queue reached capacity and was paused before reopening later that day – so keep checking the official live feed for information before travelling to join the queue. 

People stand in line along Southbank as tens of thousands join queues to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state at...

People stand in line along Southbank as tens of thousands join queues to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state at Westminster Hall on September 14Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to queue to file past and pay their respects over the coming days. Here’s everything we know.

Where can I join the queue for the Lying in State?

The queue starts where Albert Embankment (on the south side of the River Thames) meets Lambeth Bridge in Central London. From here, the queue winds along the south bank of the Thames. You can find the latest information on where the back fo the queue is by checking the official live tracker on YouTube

How long is the queue for the Queen’s Lying in State?

The queue is reaching lengths of five miles, and was paused on the morning of Friday 16 September before reopening later that day. Remember to check for the latest information before travelling. 

What is the queue time for the Queen’s Lying in State?

Mourners could have to queue for as long as 30 hours to reach the front and file past the coffin at Westminster Hall.

How many people will see the Queen’s coffin Lying in State?

At the moment, it’s not known how many people will file past between now and the morning of 19 September. For the Queen Mother’s Lying in State in 2002, 200,000 people filed passed. Estimates for the number of people paying their respects in Westminster Hall over the following days range from 400,000 to 1 million.

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