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Re: They're Lining Up to Say Goodbye


@shoesnbags wrote:

@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

They have potties outdoors where all the lines of people are moving slowly along to head inside to pay their respects.


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Whew, that's good to hear!  As you can tell, I'm not watching any of this, so I didn't know about the potties.


Last night on local news I heard they would allow people to get out of line to use potty and get something to eat.

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Re: They're Lining Up to Say Goodbye

It is just amazing. Truth be told I am just too lazy to stand that long. I love watching the coverage of it all. I thought I would have funeral fatigue by now as it has been a week since she has passed but I don't.

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Re: They're Lining Up to Say Goodbye


@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@CrazyKittyLvr2 wrote:

Being a nobody I know how hard a regular American viewing (usually a few hours) and funeral are on a family.

 

I can't imagine 10  days of it.  Yeah, I know, Queen/70 yrs. and all of that but it has to take a toll on people.


 

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ITA ...ten days ???   It's just too much.  Very poor planning, IMO.   News coverage will drop considerably because it's ... old news.


@Tinkrbl44 Judging soley by the popularity of these threads on the boards, I don't think veiwership or coverage will drop.

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@Ladybug724 wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@CrazyKittyLvr2 wrote:

Being a nobody I know how hard a regular American viewing (usually a few hours) and funeral are on a family.

 

I can't imagine 10  days of it.  Yeah, I know, Queen/70 yrs. and all of that but it has to take a toll on people.


 

@CrazyKittyLvr2 

 

ITA ...ten days ???   It's just too much.  Very poor planning, IMO.   News coverage will drop considerably because it's ... old news.


@Tinkrbl44 Judging soley by the popularity of these threads on the boards, I don't think veiwership or coverage will drop.


Queen Victoria died on 1/22/1901 and her funeral was on 2/2/1901,  her grandson, George V died on 1/20/36 and his funeral was on 1/28/36.  King George VI died on 2/6/52 and service was held on 2/15/52

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I am in a chatroom with people from all over the world, one woman traveled to the funeral by train and stood in line for 7 hours. She said it was well worth the trip to pay her respects. 

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Saw a picture where the soccer player David Beckham waited in line for 10 hours at the point where the press interviewed him as he was in line. Just read he waited for over 12 hours. 

I admire the British people so much! 

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@TexasMom1 wrote:

Saw a picture where the soccer player David Beckham waited in line for 10 hours at the point where the press interviewed him as he was in line. Just read he waited for over 12 hours. 

I admire the British people so much! 


I just read that too. I am assuming he might be invited to the funeral(he does have an OBE), but he still stood in that line for all that time. He arrived around 2 am, probably thinking the wait would be shorter and maybe he could be more anonymous.

 

I read that so many people were taking pictures of him that it caused problems with the line not moving.

 

Good on him for paying his respects in that way. He said he was so lucky to have spent time with the Queen 

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It comes as the organisers today warned that wait times to see the Queen as she lies in state at Westminster Hall had stretched to as long as 24-hours. At one point, the queue grew so long there were two queues just to join the actual queue.

It comes as the organisers today warned that wait times to see the Queen as she lies in state at Westminster Hall had stretched to as long as 24-hours. At one point, the queue grew so long there were two queues just to join the actual queue (verbatim et literatim from Daily Mail, 9/16/22)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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It comes as the organisers today warned that wait times to see the Queen as she lies in state at Westminster Hall had stretched to as long as 24-hours. At one point, the queue grew so long there were two queues just to join the actual queue.

It comes as the organisers today warned that wait times to see the Queen as she lies in state at Westminster Hall had stretched to as long as 24-hours. At one point, the queue grew so long there were two queues just to join the actual queue (verbatim et literatim from Daily Mail, 9/16/22)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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