eople have been warned not to set off from their homes to join the queue for the Queen’s lying in state, as it is due to close later.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said in a statement: “A decision will be taken today on when entry to the queue for Her Majesty The Queen’s lying in state will close as it reaches final capacity.
“Queue times are already 13.5 hours and may increase. To avoid disappointment please do not set off to join the queue.”
At 10am, the DCMS said the wait time had increased to at least 14 hours.
A steady stream of mourners continued to pass along Lambeth Palace Road in south London under sunny skies on Sunday morning.