London mourners face miles-long queue to see queen’s coffin

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Reuters UK

By William James and Sachin Ravikumar LONDON (Reuters) – Mourners wanting to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth in London may have to queue for up to 7.5 kilometres (4.5 miles), the government said on Tuesday as it set out arrangements for her lying-in-state. Around 750,000 people are expected to file past Elizabeth’s coffin inside parliament’s Westminster Hall from 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) on Wednesday. The queen died last week, aged 96, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The outpouring of sadness triggered by her death has already drawn large crowds in Scotland, where she lay for 24 hours in St Gil…

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