Thousands of people camped overnight in London to secure the perfect spot to watch Queen Elizabeth’s funeral procession on Monday. It was a flask containing
Others sat or slept on the ground with only their jackets on. One couple was seen sleeping with only their clothes on, arms crossed for warmth and possibly comfort. Melanie O’Day, a 60-year-old teacher, was in front of a barrier along the Mall outside Buckingham Palace. She was camping overnight in a tent with her two daughters and her grandson after arriving at 4:30 pm (15:30 GMT) on Sunday.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of history and pay homage,” he said, tying a pink scarf around his head. “The atmosphere is so unique. I had to come.” “It was definitely worth it.” “She has always been a big part of my life. She always guided us. She cared so much for this country.” .”
Odey said people in line were friendly and listened until about 11 p.m., although some tried to sleep. People continued to arrive throughout the night, arriving in taxis and additional trains to accommodate the crowds.
As the people headed for the procession route, some were quiet and brooding and dressed in black, others were more optimistic. Union Her group of three women, wearing her Jack hats, sang “God Save the Queen” on the way to the route. On the streets we saw an amazing cross-section of society, young and old. Some arrived in wheelchairs, others with strollers.
Crowds came from all over England and around the world. A woman with green-dyed hair and pierced earrings waited in line next to a man in a morning suit.mourning together
Anna Katherine took a train from Richmond, southwest London, at 3:00 am, hoping to see the Queen’s hearse. Like most of the crowd, she had never met or seen the Queen. Yet she said she feels her family has a personal connection with her. “It’s like her family passed away. I couldn’t pass this up,” she said.
“She was such a bright place in everyone’s life, but now it feels like that light has gone out. People on their way to London will have a sense of taking part in history, a display of national pride, and a sense of the past decades.” He spoke about his motives for being there, including his respect for the women who have led Britain to great change over the years.
Some in the crowd said they were surprised to have to grieve with other strangers. He said he had to.
“This is a one-time thing. We are only here for the Queen. We felt we had to be here.” It was something.” As he prepared to see a traditional ornate funeral, he said there was something peculiarly British about the spectacle. “Only Britain does this on such a large scale,” he said. “I don’t usually come to royal events, but we are witnessing history. Today, this is the place.”
Katie Williams, a 43-year-old nurse, arrived in London on Sunday and headed for the procession at midnight. She held a bouquet of flowers in one hand and a stack of tissues in her sleeve and called the Queen “Grandma of the Country.”
“She was like a magnet for people all over the country. We all loved and respected her.”
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