Meet the people in the Queen’s queue

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Paige was from Haslemere, a town southwest of London. “It’s nice to feel like you’re part of something,” she said. “I just wanted to come and see to understand everything. … We will never have another queen in our lifetime.”

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Ashley arrived in London from the Midlands around 11pm on Friday to join The Queue. “I’ve been listening to the media for days about how people have had this wonderful experience of meeting people and making friends, and I never expected this to happen to me,” he said. -he declares. “But we just had a most wonderful time. I’ve seen the best of humanity in the past few hours. Unlike a normal day, I saw people sharing, being kind, laughing. It’s easy to be cynical but today was the best.”

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Alison Stephenson is from Leicestershire, England. “We wanted to be here to honor and remember my mother and grandmother who loved the Queen so much,” she said. “I think it tapped into a lot of people’s grief.”

Rebecca spent a combined 15 hours in two different lines after The Queue went on hiatus on Friday due to reaching capacity.

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Rebecca spent a combined 15 hours in two different lines after The Queue went on hiatus on Friday due to reaching capacity. “I was so tired,” she said. “I just got out. I was so touched. I’m so glad I came. Since the queen died, I’ve been stuck watching TV crying and alone, so I thought maybe I’d better come over. … The Queen was my smile keeper, even my friends know that. I love the woman as she is. She was like a mother to me.

Farkhanda Ahmed and his mother, Shakeela, came from Slough, a town in Berkshire, England.

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Farkhanda Ahmed and his mother, Shakeela, came from Slough, a town in Berkshire, England. “We got goosebumps,” Farkhanda said. “Such a beautiful moment. You could hear a pin drop. I feel joy to have waited in line. … As soon as we walked in, my legs stopped hurting and I forgot about the queue. A truly amazing experience.”

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“It was so moving – really surreal,” said Lucy, who was from North Essex, a county in southeast England. “She has done so much for our country. She was the one who made Britain great, and we will never see people like her again.”

Sam said she stood in line all Friday night. She was from Macclesfield in the North West of England.

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Sam said she stood in line all Friday night. She was from Macclesfield in the North West of England. “I didn’t think we were going to cry, and now I can’t stop,” she said.

Andrew McNulty is from Buckinghamshire in south east England.

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Andrew McNulty is from Buckinghamshire in south east England. “You could say she was our greatest monarch of all time,” he said. “She was a wonderful woman. Incredible dedication to his country and his people. Most of the country feels the same. We all came to pay homage to him.”

Rani said she took four trains, a car and a bus from Ruislip, a town west of London. Her parents moved from India to the UK in the 1960s after her father, a musician, performed for the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Rani said she took four trains, a car and a bus from Ruislip, a town west of London. Her parents moved from India to the UK in the 1960s after her father, a musician, performed for the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall. “Coming here today means so much,” she said. “I asked the guards if I could touch the ground near the coffin. I bowed to her on behalf of my whole family to say thank you for the great life we ​​had in the UK.”

Left to right, friends Shirley, Joan, Margaret and Sarah came from Nottingham.

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Left to right, friends Shirley, Joan, Margaret and Sarah came from Nottingham. “She was our queen, wasn’t she?” said Joan. “There will never be another like her.”

Eli said when he woke up in the morning, his mother asked him if he wanted to join The Queue and he said yes.

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Eli said when he woke up in the morning, his mother asked him if he wanted to join The Queue and he said yes. “I’m really excited,” said the 10-year-old. “It’s ancient history. One day I will tell my children about it.”

Lesley and her daughter, Ashley, were from Berkshire.

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Lesley and her daughter, Ashley, were from Berkshire. “The queue was incredibly well organized,” Lesley said. “The Queen was such an amazing person. She has done so much for our country, she has been a solid rock for all of us for 70 years – my whole life. It is a privilege to be here.”

Passover Nussbaum is visiting from Montreal, Canada. He has family in London and was there before Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year.

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Passover Nussbaum is visiting from Montreal, Canada. He has family in London and was there before Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year. “To tell you the truth, I was on a two hour walking tour and saw The Queue so I joined it,” he said.

Connor lives in Haslemere and said his father brought him to London when Princess Diana died.

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Connor lives in Haslemere and said his father brought him to London when Princess Diana died. “I’m a fan of the royal family,” he said. “(The Queen) paved the way for women, and I wanted to come and pay my respects to her.”

Farah said her husband is in the Household Cavalry.

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Farah said her husband is in the Household Cavalry. “We’re an Army family,” she said. “Our life has revolved around the Queen for 15 years, and I wanted to come and show her my respect.”

Kelly was from Worthing, a seaside town in West Sussex, England.

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Kelly was from Worthing, a seaside town in West Sussex, England. “We just wanted to honor him and thank you for 70 years of service and dedication,” she said. “We want to give something back. When we learned that the queen was not well, we did not expect the news of her death, and so quickly. It’s all very surreal.”

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