The U.K. will hold a minute of silence at 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) Sunday as the country has one more day of queuing to see.
The numbers of mourners continued to grow with a line stretching at least 5 miles. On Saturday, U.S.and other world leaders and dignitaries on Monday.
And the government shared details where the public can watch the day’s procession, including 125 cinemas screening the funeral. In addition to a number of viewing areas along the route, mourners will be able to watch on screens set up in Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace. There also will be screening sites at several towns and cities across the U.K.
, paid tribute to the queen in a video message, saying the monarch “carved her own role” as a “solitary woman” on a world stage dominated by men.
“She’s got those wonderful blue eyes, that when she smiles, they light up her whole face. I will always remember her smile. That smile is unforgettable,” said Camilla, wife of King Charles III.
,” the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said in a tweet, adding the line was already at a 13-and-a-half-hour wait and could increase. For four days, thousands of people have joined the miles-long wait to see the monarch’s coffin in the Palace of Westminster. The crowds are the latest manifestation of a for the only monarch most Britons have ever known.
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Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren stand vigil by coffin
All eight of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin early Saturday evening.
King Charles III’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were joined by Princess Anne’s children, Zara Tindall and Peter Philips; Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; and the two children of Prince Edward, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
The heir to the throne, William, stood with his head bowed, at the head of the coffin and Harry at the foot. Both princes, who are military veterans, were in uniform. Harry wore civilian clothes days ago during the procession of the queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace because he is no longer a working member of the royal family, but the king requested that both his sons wear their military uniforms at the vigil.
Before the vigil, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie issued a statement praising their “beloved grannie.”
“We, like many, thought you’d be here forever. And we all miss you terribly. You were our matriarch, our guide, our loving hand on our backs leading us through this world. You taught us so much and we will cherish those lessons and memories forever,” the sisters wrote.
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Contributing: Edward Segarra, Naledi Ushe and Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, and The Associated Press