The queue to see the Queen lies in state Westminster Hall has been paused for “at least” six hours due to numbers.
The queue stretches through Southwark Park, which has now reached capacity.
The queue to see Queen lying in the state has been stopped for 6 hours
A tweet from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport urged people not to try to queue and look for updates on when it’s okay to join.
The tweet read: “Southwark Park has reached capacity. Entry will be paused for at least 6 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.
“Please do not attempt to join the queue until it reopens.”
It was announced this morning that the waiting period in the queue was reached 14 hours.
The Queen’s funeral is set to take place on Monday
Queen’s State Funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, her funeral service will be held at 4pm at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
UPDATE FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN TO LIE IN STATE QUEUE 09:50 16 Sept
Southwark Park has reached capacity. Entry will be paused for at least 6 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please do not attempt to join the queue until it reopens.
Check back for more updates pic.twitter.com/XMpyhOrme7
— Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (@DCMS) 09/16/2022
Queen Elizabeth II is greeted with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in King George VI’s Chapel. buried at Windsor Castle.
The funeral will be held as a private service on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
What to Expect from the Queen’s Funeral
How to watch the Queen’s funeral on TV?
The Queen’s funeral will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC News and available on BBC iPlayer. Reporting begins at 8 a.m.
It will also be shown on Sky News and ITV will also be showing the funeral on all of its channels.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21802171.queen-lying-state-queue-paused-6-hours-southwark-park-reaches-capacity/?ref=rss Queen is in state: The queue has been held for 6 hours as Southwark Park is reaching capacity