Lying in State

Picking up every now and again on the clips of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin lying in state and the long long queues makes me well up every time. Goodness knows how King Charles and the other members of the Royal family are really feeling.
What a display of a mark of respect for a remarkable woman by thousands of people of all ages from all over the world it would seem.
I remember standing on the Great West Road when the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother went past and, if the route permits, will do the same this time. I know even that will make me cry!

Have any of you been up to join the queue to pay your respects? Please let us know about your experience.

Or maybe you met HM the Queen? Again, it would be good to hear from you.

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  1. Andy Hawes says:

    Sue and myself joined the queue at 17:20hrs on Saturday evening and finally managed to pay our respects at 0430hrs Yesterday morning.
    Very moving experience and an honour to be able to do so.
    Being Ex forces and wearing my medals and beret to give her a final salute was particularly special and I’m sure there must have been a lot of dust in the air afterwards.

    RIP your Majesty
    God save the King

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