Mourners queue all night to see Queen’s coffin in Edinburgh

Written by on September 13, 2022

About 20,000 people have been waiting in a queue at least a mile long to see the Queen’s coffin in Edinburgh.

The line trails far back along the paths of the city’s Meadows, south of St Giles’ Cathedral where the coffin is lying at rest.

Mourners began filing into the cathedral at 17:30 on Monday.

Salvation Army vans were offering hot drinks and rolls for the cold night ahead, with toilets and water stops stationed along the queue.

BBC reports that Passers-by could be heard exclaiming with shock at those set to queue for many hours to come.But the people in line spoke of the importance of experiencing the historic moment and paying tribute to the Queen.



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