Queen Elizabeth II queue route revealed at Westminster Hall

The queue for those wishing to pay their respects to the Queen has been announced and could reach Southwark Park in south-east London, according to the government plan.

The queuing schedule released on Tuesday evening will follow the River Thames, potentially continuing as far as Southwark Park.

More than 1,000 volunteers, stewards and police officers are to manage the queue.

It is believed tens of thousands of people could join the line from Wednesday in what is expected to be a major logistical challenge for authorities in London when members of the public visit the capital to say their final farewells the Queen who died on Thursday (September 8).


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According to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s plan, citizens will queue on and drive past Albert Embankment London Eye on the South Bank.

You’ll then follow the river past attractions such as the National Theatre, Tate Modern and HMS Belfast, and hit ‘max capacity’ in Southwark Park.

The Argus: (PA graphic)(PA graphic)

After passing the Albert Emarkment, mourners will continue across Lambeth Bridge and through airport-style security before being able to enter the Palace of Westminster.

Those wishing to pay their respects to the Queen can visit lie in the state from 5 p.m. on Wednesday and it will be accessible 24 hours a day until Monday September 19, the day of the funeral of the queenif it closes at 6.40am.

Metropolitan Police officers are accompanied by stewards and volunteers, and toilets and water fountains are placed at various points along the route.

To manage the queue, a wristband system will be put in place, giving those waiting a colored and numbered wristband, specific to each person joining the line and “strictly non-transferable”.

The Argus: The King's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard at the Palace of Westminster ahead of the arrival of King Charles and the Queen Consort on Monday (Markus Schreiber/PA)The King’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard at the Palace of Westminster before the arrival of King Charles and the Queen Consort on Monday (Markus Schreiber/PA)

“Your wristband also allows you to exit the queue for a short time to use a restroom or get refreshments, and then return to your place in the queue,” according to the official guide.

Mourners will also see members of the St. John Ambulance along the route, more than 100 Boy Scouts aged between 18 and 25, and volunteers from the charity Samaritans.

Lambeth Palace is expected to offer a multi-religious pastoral ministry to support those who need it.

Scouts chief executive Matt Hyde called it an “honour” to play a role in the proceedings, while Samaritan chief executive Keith Leslie said volunteers would be there to “listen and support anyone who’s open about it.” want to talk about how they feel”.

The Argus: The bearer party carries the Queen's coffin at RAF Northolt (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)The bearer party carries the Queen’s coffin at RAF Northolt (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)

The Government said the main queue has step-free access with a separate accessible route also to run from Tate Britain, where timed entry slots will be issued for a queue that will travel along Millbank to the Palace of Westminster.

Guide dogs are allowed in Westminster Hall and sign language interpreters will also be available.

Venues are staying open later to manage queues, including the Southbank Centre, the National Theater and Shakespeare’s Globe.

The British Film Institute on the Southbank is also open longer and shows archive footage the Queen on an outdoor canvas.

Southbank Centre’s chief executive, Elaine Bedell, said the organization was “delighted to be able to do our part to provide a little respite”.

Cafes and other businesses are expected to follow suit, and welfare centers will also be set up.

The Argus: Barriers and portable toilets will be erected in Westminster, London, before the Queen is in state (Stefan Rousseau/PA)Barriers and portable toilets will be erected in Westminster, London, before the Queen is in state (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

It’s important to note that there will be strict rules on bags and those wishing to visit Westminster Hall are urged to plan ahead.

Once inside, the public can walk past the Queen’s coffin, which is placed on a catafalque and draped in the royal standard on which the orb and scepter are placed.

Units of the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, Household Division or Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London will guard the coffin around the clock.

Michelle Terry, the Globe’s artistic director, said the world-famous theater will be open 24 hours a day during the layover, with a rosemary wreath adorning the gates along the river, inspired by Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.

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