Funny tweet about the queue to see the Queen’s casket

“I think it’s quite a sign of respect, how much people are committed to being patient and standing in line,” one queue volunteer told BuzzFeed News about the long line. “Even if it rained, I think they would still be here.”

Kate Fryer, a health care worker who traveled from Kent, endured the five-hour queue on her own with a bad hip.

The 44-year-old, who was supported with a walking stick, praised organizers for making the difficult process as accessible as possible for those with mobility issues.

“They’ve been so kind. It’s so well organized,” she told BuzzFeed News.

When they reach the end of the line, mourners enter the ceremonial platform at Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s coffin lies in state, surrounded by pallbearers with a glittering crown resting on top.

In a live broadcast from the BBC, those queuing can be seen stopping in silence next to the coffin. Some bow, some cry, but all feel a sense of history that seems hard to describe to those in line.

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