People who have not yet queued for the Queen is in state are urged not to leave their homes to join her as the queue closing time is being determined today.
Thousands of people made the journey through central London to pay their respects Queen Elizabeth the second in this week.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) took to Twitter to ask mourners not to make their journey to the queue “to avoid disappointment”.
A decision will be made today as to when the queue for Her Majesty The Queen’s Lying-in-State will close once full capacity has been reached
The waiting times are already 13.5 hours and may be longer
To avoid disappointment, please do not queue pic.twitter.com/PvkX2ccL6C
— Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (@DCMS) September 18, 2022
At 9.30am on Sunday, DCMS said: “Today a decision will be made as to when the queue for Her Majesty The Queen’s Lying-in-State will close once full capacity has been reached
“The waiting times are already 13.5 hours and can be longer
“To avoid disappointment, please do not wait in line”
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Just after 11 a.m., the department tweeted an update on the wait time for the queue, alerting people it will be “at least 13 hours.”
Those already in the queue continued down Lambeth Palace Road in south London as the sun shone on Sunday morning.
The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place on Monday, September 19th.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/22296359.decision-queens-lying-state-queue-closing-time-made-today/?ref=rss The decision on the Queen’s closing time in the state queue will be made today