The queue to see the Queen lying in state has reopened after being closed for more than seven hours – and those waiting have been told there is a wait of over 24 hours.

Entry to the line, which snakes through London, was stopped just before 10am after it hit capacity, with it stretching 4.9 miles long and having an estimated wait time of 14 hours.

The end of the queue reached Southwark Park, in Rotherhithe, in central South East London and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) originally said it would remain closed for six hours.

Thousands of people have travelled to the capital for a chance to pay their respects to Britain’s longest reigning monarch inside Westminster Hall ahead of her state funeral on Monday.

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