Hundreds of thousands of people are expected as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth’s funeral takes place in central London on Monday.
Alexandra Stevenson, 35, nurse from London “She has been around for so long that we all took her for granted.
“I’m here because it’s part of history. Like everyone else. I think we’ll be fine. This country is full of pragmatic people.” Vicky McConkie , 70 years old, from London
“She’s been here all along. I’m not particularly mad at the royal family, but I like the Queen. But I wasn’t going to miss it. did.
Joel Festenstein, 28, Manchester Business Risk Analyst Off. “
Mario Reed, a 22-year veteran of the Royal Engineers from Kent “We call her Boss – I’ve come to pay tribute to her.
“I put my boots on and they fit this. I polished my shoes and everything.” Craig Chambers, 32, railroad worker
“I come from a Caribbean community and we celebrate life more than we mourn, but we do it with respect. I wanted to be a part of history.”
Alison Cornish, 66 years old, from Kent “We went to see this historic event to be a part of it and to honor the Queen and thank her for her long life of service. I wanted to, but I think it’s probably going to be pretty emotional…at the end of it.”
Abby Fox, 32, from Essex, Recruitment Employee “She feels like family to you. She was always there and always had a smile on her face.
“She just gave her life for her country, didn’t she? And didn’t ask for anything in return.” Carol Joseph, 63, from London
“She’s just amazing. She’s had an impeccable reign with dignity and respect. There’s never been a scandal against her and she deserves respect. She’s our Queen and Britain.” ”
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