The waiting time to see the Queen’s Coffin is now at least 10 hours.
The Ministry of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said:
“Avoid waiting in line to avoid disappointment.”
of death of the queen Coverage of her funeral topped the ranks of the most-watched broadcasts in British television history, and the newspaper has seen an unprecedented increase in sales. Mourners Ask for Commemorative CopiesStill, the biggest national event in decades doesn’t hit the commercial jackpot for media companies.
ITV plans the biggest external broadcast ever, with all channels simulcasting ad-free batch live broadcasts for the first time ever. Funeral Day also marks the first time in his 40 years of broadcasting on Channel 4 to introduce his 24-hour ad block across the channel.
The BBC, a national favorite for its coverage of major events, is expected to capture the largest share of its tens of millions of viewers, leaving its flagship channels BBC One and BBC Two to broadcast the day of the funeral. rice field. Channel 4, Sky, and Channel 5 also allocate significant resources and airtime.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel arrived in coach with several Commonwealth leaders at the Grand Entrance of Buckingham Palace.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern entered the palace, followed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiling at journalists.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was also present at the reception along with dozens of guests.
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived for a reception hosted at Buckingham Palace. Charles III.
The couple arrived at the president’s car in a motorcade.
The Princess of Wales met with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska at Buckingham Palace.
Zelenska traveled to England for the Queen’s funeral after her husband, Volodymyr Zelensky, took time out from organizing the war against Russia in his home country to sign a eulogy to the Queen.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss arrived at Buckingham Palace for a reception attended by about 500 guests.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverley arrived at Buckingham Palace for a head of state reception hosted by the King at 6pm UK time.
Royals and presidents began arriving at Buckingham Palace in motorcoaches.
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, arrived at the coach with the former King and Queen of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sophia.
The Princess of Wales met the first lady of Ukraine ahead of the Queen’s funeral.
Catherine had an audience with Olena Zelenska at Buckingham Palace.
Zelenska had previously visited Westminster Hall to see the Queen lying.
Downing Street had previously refused to confirm reports that Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife was traveling to the UK for the funeral.
After seeing the Queen’s coffin and signing a eulogy, Joe Biden said it was an “honour” to meet the Queen and reminded him of his mother.
he said: The world is better for her. ”
When asked why the monarch remembered his mother, he said: The look on her face was, “Are you okay?
‘Is there anything I can do for you? What do you need?’
The tail end of the Queen’s procession, which lies across the state, has traveled 1.5 miles west from Southwark Park to Potter’s Fields Park near Tower Bridge, officials said.
A staff member of the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sports said this was due to fewer lines.
A Southwark Park chaperone will escort mourners to a new stop, where wristbands can be collected.
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