It has reportedly become the longest queue in history, as tens of thousands of people line up to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who lies in state at Westminster Hall in London.
Images from space show long queues of people lining the south bank of the River Thames, waiting 24 hours to bid farewell to their late monarch.
There are reports that the queue now eclipses the previous longest documented waiting line – that of 30,000 Russians who waited to get into the first McDonald’s in the USSR, when it opened its doors in 1990. .
The queue is currently around five miles long, stretching from Westminster Hall in the city center to Southwark Park in the southeast.
It’s been a cold night in the city, with firefighters along the way handing out hot drinks and blankets to those in need. And London Transport has set up an empty train at London’s Waterloo station for people who can’t get home in the next few days.
The good news is that the wait time on the official official tracker app has been reduced from 24 hours to just 16 hours on Saturday morning.
Thousands more are expected to join over the weekend, although the queue has been halted twice after reaching capacity, and people have been advised not to travel to join.
When the queue was stopped, another queue was waiting for it to reopen – this second queue was named ‘QE2’ after the famous cruise liner, which was named in honor of Ms.