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DCMS tells people ‘please do not set off to join the queue’

People 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.

PA Media reports 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.

St John Ambulance said in the early hours of Sunday morning – from midnight to 7am – some 98 people needed medical support, nine of whom needed to be taken to hospital.

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259 people in the queue to see the Queen lying in state needed medical support on Saturday, it said.

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The charity, along with London Ambulance Service, is providing medical support as crowds gather to pay their respects after the death of the monarch.

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Overall, PA Media reports some 403 people in the “ceremonial areas” of London needed medical support on Saturday and 19 of these were taken to hospital.

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Around 1,000 St John Ambulance volunteers will be on duty during the state funeral in London and Windsor, including 800 who will be on hand to provide medical and first aid support.

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  • People 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 this afternoon. The lying in state is scheduled to close at 6.30am on Monday morning. The DCMS said the latest estimate was that it was at least 13 hours queueing to see the coffin.

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  • Parliament has confirmed that the bell in the Elizabeth Tower will be struck at 8pm BST on Sunday evening to mark what it called a “national moment of reflection”, in which people are encouraged to take a minute’s silence for the Queen.

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  • Before the moment of silence, the Queen Consort is to pay a televised tribute to the Queen, praising her for carving out her own role for many years while being in the “difficult position” of being a “solitary woman” in a male-dominated world.

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  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is grateful for the invitation to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and paid tribute to her contribution to reconciliation. Martin and Ireland’s president Michael D Higgins visited Westminster Hall to pay their respects to the late monarch. Martin has also held a 45 minute meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss at Downing Street.

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  • Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has also visited No 10 to see Truss.

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  • The King also received Truss at Buckingham Palace earlier, and as well as meeting heads of the realms during the day, he and the Queen Consort will host a reception for foreign heads of state and guests in London to attend the funeral.

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  • New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said she had no intention of instigating the process of New Zealand becoming a republic, even though she has previously suggested that would happen in her lifetime.

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  • Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has put out a statement in tribute to his mother.

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  • Celtic supporters chanted “If you hate the royal family clap your hands” during a minute’s applause in memory of the Queen before their Scottish Premiership game against St Mirren.

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  • About 1 million people are expected to visit the central London area around the royal palaces for the Queen’s funeral, making tomorrow one of the busiest days in the history of the capital’s transport network. Visitors have been warned that the network could be overwhelmed if too many people travel home directly after the funeral procession leaves Westminster shortly after noon, with transport bosses urging mourners to delay their journeys and check for travel updates.

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  • The London markets, including the FTSE 100 and associated trading indexes, has confirmed it will not operate on the day of the monarch’s funeral, which is also a bank holiday in the UK. Commonwealth countries including Australia and New Zealand have also confirmed closures on public holidays in the coming days.

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Parliament has confirmed that the bell in the Elizabeth Tower will be struck at 8pm BST to mark what it called a “national moment of reflection”, in which people are encouraged to take a minute’s silence for the Queen.

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The bell has been fitted with a muffler to quieten the noise of the chime, which will ring again at 8.01pm to mark the end of the moment.

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Big Ben will also be tolling on Monday every minute as the funeral procession makes its way from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the service.

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Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has put out a statement in tribute to his mother:

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Dear Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one.

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Your Majesty, it has been an honour and privilege to serve you.

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Mother – of the nation, your devotion and personal service to our

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nation is unique and singular; your people show their love and respect in

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so many different ways and I know you are looking on honouring their

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respect.

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Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your

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confidence I will treasure forever. I have found your knowledge and

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wisdom infinite, with no boundary or containment. I will miss your

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insights, advice and humour. As our book of experiences closes, another

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opens, and I will forever hold you close to my heart with my deepest love

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and gratitude, and I will tread gladly into the next with you as my guide.

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God save The King.

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People 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.

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PA Media reports the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said in a statement:

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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.

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Currently the DCMS tracker says that people should expect to wait 13-and-a-half hours in the queue to pay their respects to the late monarch.

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With the lying in state scheduled to end at 6.30am on Monday morning, that suggests that at some point later this afternoon – at the present time it would be about 5pm – the authorities will have to begin preventing people joining the queue.

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Key events

Here is a view of crowds gathered at Windsor Castle a few minutes ago.

Members of the public pay their respects on the Long Walk within Windsor Castle. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

The prime minister, Liz Truss, is now in a meeting with the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, in Downing Street, PA Media reports.

It is the latest in a series of engagements for Truss today which has included an audience with King Charles at Buckingham Palace, and visits to Downing Street from the taoiseach, Micheál Martin, and Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

Andrzej Duda at 10 Downing Street.
Andrzej Duda at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Adam Vaughan/EPA

Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney reports for the Guardian that while the Queen’s funeral may break TV records, it will be no cash bonanza for the media industry:

The death of the Queen and coverage of her funeral will top the ranks of the most-watched broadcasts in British television history, while newspaper publishers have seen an unprecedented boost in sales as mourners seek commemorative copies. And yet the biggest national event in decades will not provide a commercial bonanza for media firms.

ITV has planned its largest ever outside broadcast, with all of its channels simulcasting ad-free blanket live coverage for the first time in history. The day of the funeral will also be the first time in Channel 4’s four decades on air that it has instituted a 24-hour ad block across its channels.

The BBC, which as the nation’s favourite for coverage of major events is expected to capture the lion’s share of the 10s of millions of viewers, has turned over flagship channels BBC1 and BBC2 to broadcast the day of the funeral. Channel 4, Sky and Channel 5 are also committing significant resources and airtime.

This all means the event’s total national reach, the number of individual viewers who watch at least some coverage, could surpass that of two of the most-watched live TV events ever – England’s 1966 World Cup win and Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

Mass media TV events are usually cash cows for commercial broadcasters, with 30-second ad breaks in an X Factor final or an England game in the latter stages of a major football tournament running to hundreds of thousands of pounds. However, there was a total TV advertising blackout following the death of the Queen, in accordance with a protocol agreement with Buckingham Palace, over most of the weekend.

“We are talking about the loss of millions and millions of pounds of advertising for media owners,” says a senior executive at a UK media agency. “It’s kind of like the mass media event that commercially never was.”

Read more of Mark Sweney’s report here: Queen’s funeral may break TV records – but it’s no cash bonanza for media industry

The taoiseach, Micheál Martin, has posted to Twitter a picture of him signing the book of condolence at Lancaster House, repeating his words from earlier that he viewed Queen Elizabeth II as having done “so much for reconciliation on these islands”. [See 1.21pm]

Today, I signed the Book of Condolence at Lancaster House.
In sympathy with King Charles, the Royal Family, and British people, on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth, who did so much for reconciliation on these islands. pic.twitter.com/1EYwMQ8FPN

— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) September 18, 2022

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Today, I signed the Book of Condolence at Lancaster House.
In sympathy with King Charles, the Royal Family, and British people, on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth, who did so much for reconciliation on these islands. pic.twitter.com/1EYwMQ8FPN

— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) September 18, 2022

At the same time we also have a picture from King Charles’s meeting with the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, which appears to have included some smiles and humour.

King Charles III with Gaston Browne at Buckingham Palace.
Charles III with Gaston Browne at Buckingham Palace. Photograph: Reuters

Browne has said he will call for a referendum on the country becoming a republic within three years, replacing Charles as head of state.

Emine Sinmaz

Emine Sinmaz is in Westminster for the Guardian:

People have been pitching up tents in Westminster and along the Mall in anticipation of Monday’s procession.

Sue Kaminski, 68, who travelled from the Isle of Wight, picked a spot outside Westminster tube station at 1.30am.

“If you want to see the funeral, you want a front row seat,” she said.

She befriended Anita Last, 66, and Ben Watts, 29, who sat beside her.

“I’ve come from Birmingham because I want to be here for the funeral. I’ve always loved the Queen and she’s always been there,” said Anita, who arrived at 6am.

“I queued up for the Queen’s lying in state for six hours on Thursday and I wanted to be here for the funeral too,” said Ben, from Guildford, who arrived at 4am. “It’s a genuine once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

L-R Anita Last, Sue Kaminski and Ben Watts waiting on Parliament Square for tomorrow's funeral.
L-R Anita Last, Sue Kaminski and Ben Watts waiting on Parliament Square for tomorrow’s funeral. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian
Rachel Hall

Rachel Hall

My colleague Rachel Hall has written an explainer of what we can expect to see happen in the next few days after the Queen’s funeral, including where King Charles and the Queen Consort might live:

About 100 employees of Clarence House, where Charles and Camilla lived until the Queen’s death, have received notification they could lose their jobs because he will no longer live there.

Although we know King Charles is leaving Clarence House, we don’t know where he is moving. Queen Elizabeth II had several residences, including Buckingham Palace, Balmoral and Windsor Castle.

There has not yet been any official announcement, but it is expected that the new monarch will live at Buckingham Palace, which Charles is understood to consider an important symbol of the monarchy.

However, Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a £369m taxpayer-funded refurbishment, which will not be complete until 2027. This could mean that Charles and Camilla delay their move.

You can read more here: What happens after the Queen’s funeral as Charles III’s reign begins?

Someone has bought a corgi along to Buckingham Palace today, and Clive is clearly proving a hit with the crowd.

Clive the Corgi is stroked outside Buckingham Palace as people visit.
Clive the Corgi is stroked outside Buckingham Palace as people visit. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Among representatives of the Commonwealth, the president of Singapore and the head of state of Samoa have been paying their respects at Westminster Hall.

Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee and Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore (R) pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin.
Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee and Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore (R) pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin. Photograph: Reuters
Head of state of the independent state of Samoa, Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aleto'a Sualauvi II pays his respects.
Head of state of the independent state of Samoa, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvi II pays his respects. Photograph: Reuters

The DCMS has said that the queuing time is now at least 11-and-a-half hours, and is still urging people not to travel to join the queue.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN'S LYING-IN-STATE QUEUE UPDATE, 2:00PM, 18 Sep

Queuing time is at least 11.5 hours

Queue end is in Southwark Park

A decision will be taken today on final queue closure time. To avoid disappointment please do not set off to join the queue pic.twitter.com/P1KWvyIP0d

— Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (@DCMS) September 18, 2022

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HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S LYING-IN-STATE QUEUE UPDATE, 2:00PM, 18 Sep

Queuing time is at least 11.5 hours

Queue end is in Southwark Park

A decision will be taken today on final queue closure time. To avoid disappointment please do not set off to join the queue pic.twitter.com/P1KWvyIP0d

— Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (@DCMS) September 18, 2022

St John Ambulance say 98 people in queue needed medical attention overnight

St John Ambulance said in the early hours of Sunday morning – from midnight to 7am – some 98 people needed medical support, nine of whom needed to be taken to hospital.

259 people in the queue to see the Queen lying in state needed medical support on Saturday, it said.

The charity, along with London Ambulance Service, is providing medical support as crowds gather to pay their respects after the death of the monarch.

Overall, PA Media reports some 403 people in the “ceremonial areas” of London needed medical support on Saturday and 19 of these were taken to hospital.

Around 1,000 St John Ambulance volunteers will be on duty during the state funeral in London and Windsor, including 800 who will be on hand to provide medical and first aid support.

Summary of the day so far …

  • People 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 this afternoon. The lying in state is scheduled to close at 6.30am on Monday morning. The DCMS said the latest estimate was that it was at least 13 hours queueing to see the coffin.

  • Parliament has confirmed that the bell in the Elizabeth Tower will be struck at 8pm BST on Sunday evening to mark what it called a “national moment of reflection”, in which people are encouraged to take a minute’s silence for the Queen.

  • Before the moment of silence, the Queen Consort is to pay a televised tribute to the Queen, praising her for carving out her own role for many years while being in the “difficult position” of being a “solitary woman” in a male-dominated world.

  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is grateful for the invitation to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and paid tribute to her contribution to reconciliation. Martin and Ireland’s president Michael D Higgins visited Westminster Hall to pay their respects to the late monarch. Martin has also held a 45 minute meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss at Downing Street.

  • Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has also visited No 10 to see Truss.

  • The King also received Truss at Buckingham Palace earlier, and as well as meeting heads of the realms during the day, he and the Queen Consort will host a reception for foreign heads of state and guests in London to attend the funeral.

  • New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said she had no intention of instigating the process of New Zealand becoming a republic, even though she has previously suggested that would happen in her lifetime.

  • Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has put out a statement in tribute to his mother.

  • Celtic supporters chanted “If you hate the royal family clap your hands” during a minute’s applause in memory of the Queen before their Scottish Premiership game against St Mirren.

  • About 1 million people are expected to visit the central London area around the royal palaces for the Queen’s funeral, making tomorrow one of the busiest days in the history of the capital’s transport network. Visitors have been warned that the network could be overwhelmed if too many people travel home directly after the funeral procession leaves Westminster shortly after noon, with transport bosses urging mourners to delay their journeys and check for travel updates.

  • The London markets, including the FTSE 100 and associated trading indexes, has confirmed it will not operate on the day of the monarch’s funeral, which is also a bank holiday in the UK. Commonwealth countries including Australia and New Zealand have also confirmed closures on public holidays in the coming days.

How tomorrow will unfold in Central London

An image has been released of King Charles meeting the prime minister, Liz Truss, in the 1844 room at Buckingham Palace earlier today.

King Charles receives Liz Truss
King Charles receives Liz Truss in the 1844 room at Buckingham Palace Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/AP

There are also photos of Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, being welcomed at 10 Downing Street, where he is meeting Truss.

Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau arrives at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: DW Images/REX/Shutterstock

SOURCE: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2022/sep/18/queen-lying-in-state-queue-king-charles-latest-updates-live-news

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