A large queue of mourners for Queen Elizabeth II is seen from space.
Hundreds of 1000’s of persons are anticipated to affix a lineup, referred to as ‘The Queue’ by locals, stretching 6 miles (10 km) by means of central London and alongside the Thames River from her lying-in-state location at Westminster Hall.
Maxar Technologies satellites noticed the Queue from space at 12:01 p.m. native time Friday (Sept. 16), the corporate tweeted (opens in new tab), roughly midway by means of the 5 days allotted for the general public to see Her Majesty by means of Sunday (Sept. 18).
Hundreds of moveable bathrooms, a wristband system and 1,000 safety personnel and volunteers are managing the huge crowds, ready for a reported 24 hours or extra in a continuously shifting line. Live updates can be found through YouTube (opens in new tab) on the place the road is at this second.
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New #satellite imagery at the moment at 12:01 pm native time in #London and the lengthy line of individuals ready to pay their respects to HM The Queen at #WestminsterHall. #QueenElizabethII pic.twitter.com/zl2Ym7WzjLSeptember 16, 2022
The Queue has develop into a shared expertise for the United Kingdom and London specifically, generating dry wit (opens in new tab) even because the neighborhood comes collectively to pay their respects.
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“We are honoring two great British traditions: loving the Queen and loving a queue,” Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York, informed folks in line on Wednesday (Sept. 14), according to Reuters (opens in new tab).
The Royal Family conveyed their thanks through social media.
“We have been overwhelmed by the tide of emotion that has engulfed us and the sheer number of people who have gone out of their way,” the Earl of Wessex, who’s the Queen’s youngest youngster and brother of King Charles III, stated via the Royal Family’s official Twitter account (opens in new tab).
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