Mourners Line Up for Miles to Say Goodbye to the Queen

By Max Colchester

Sept. 15, 2022 6:05 am ET

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LONDON—In a nation that has perfected the art of waiting in line, it is a queue fit for a queen.

As the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II lay in state at Westminster Hall on Thursday, a line stretched more than 4 miles along the River Thames. The U.K. government warned that it could grow to 10 miles long as hundreds of thousands of people wait to pay their final farewells to Britain’s longest-serving monarch ahead of Monday’s planned state funeral.

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