Stop Queuing For The Queen: Fury As 5-Mile Queue Is Closed For Six Hours

The 'Elizabeth Line' of mourners desperate to view the Queen's coffin at Westminster Hall was shut for at least six hours today after reaching nearly five miles long - an astonishing 14-hour wait.

The Government said in an update just before 10am: 'Southwark Park has reached capacity. Entry will be paused for at least 6 hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please do not attempt to join the queue until it re-opens.'