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The Independent

Hundreds tune into BBC livestream of Queen mendacity in state

The variety of viewers tuned into the livestream of the Queen mendacity in state topped 20,000 on numerous events inside its first hour on-line.

The service started broadcasting globally by way of the BBC Information web site at 5pm on Wednesday, when the doorways of Westminster Hall opened to the general public.

Mourners might be seen tearful as they filed solemnly previous the coffin and paid their respects.

The variety of individuals viewing the devoted stream rapidly rose to about 20,000 and remained there for a lot of the primary hour of broadcast.

The service can also be out there within the UK on the iPlayer, BBC Parliament and the purple button.

As much as 400,000 individuals are anticipated to courageous a 12-hour wait on the banks of the Thames to pay their respects to the Queen as she lies in state in Westminster forward of her funeral on Monday.

The Authorities has issued steerage about what may be carried into the corridor, toilet amenities for these within the queue and the danger of getting to attend by the evening.

Mendacity in state will proceed till 6.30am on Monday, after which the coffin will likely be taken in a grand navy procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.

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