Queues to see the Queen’s coffin are an ‘extraordinary phenomenon’

Former ITV Royal editor Tim Ewart said people queuing to view Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be allowed to continue past her coffin until Monday morning local time.

“The queues, as I understand it, are 13 hours long, so there will definitely be a time this afternoon or evening when people will be turned away,” he told Sky host Peta Credlin News.

“The queuing that you have spoken of several times is an extraordinary phenomenon.

“It’s hard to say how many people have actually joined, but it will be in the hundreds of thousands.”