Queen to cry with silence, the queue is approaching capacity

The UK will hold a minute’s silence at 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) on Sunday as the country still has a day’s queue to view Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in state.

The number of mourners continued to grow with a line stretching at least 5 miles. On Saturday, US President Joe Biden and other world leaders and dignitaries flew to London ahead of the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

And the government has shared details of where the public can watch the day’s procession, including 125 cinemas showing the funeral. As well as a number of viewing areas along the route, mourners will be able to watch on screens set up in Hyde Park, near Buckingham Palace. There will also be testing sites in several cities across the UK

The queue to see the queen will close once at full capacity

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive in London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The infamous queue to see Queen Elizabeth II in state will soon end.

As the nation prepares to rest its monarch, officials announced the queue will be closed to the public on Sunday once it reaches final capacity.

To avoid disappointment, please do not queue“, said the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in a tweet, adding that the queue was already at 1.5 hours and could increase. For four days, thousands of People joined the miles-long wait to see the monarch’s coffin in the Palace of Westminster. The crowd is the latest in a wave of nationwide grief for the only monarch most Britons have ever known.

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US President Joe Biden has arrived in London to pay tribute to the Queen

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at London Stansted Airport on Saturday.  The Bidens are in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

The president was due to sign the official book of condolences and attend a Sunday reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III before attending the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

Biden is among many world leaders traveling to the UK to honor Queen Elizabeth’s long reign. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were greeted at the airport by British Ambassador Jane Hartley, Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst and others.

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