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The Independent

This Morning denies Holly and Phillip ‘skipped queue’ to Queen’s mendacity in state



ITV present This Morning has insisted its presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby didn’t “leap the queue” for the Queen’s mendacity in state and had been there to report on the occasion as media.

The pair have obtained criticism from some on social media after they appeared inside Westminster Hall on Friday with out having taken half within the public queue.

Programme bosses mentioned in a press release on Instagram that their internet hosting duo had attended to movie a section resulting from air throughout Tuesday’s present.

The Royal Customary with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre relaxation on the coffin of the Queen at her mendacity in state (Marko Djurica/PA)

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They mentioned: “Howdy everybody, we wish to make clear one thing. We requested Phillip and Holly to be a part of a movie for this Tuesday’s programme.

“They didn’t leap the queue, have VIP entry or file previous the Queen mendacity in state – however as an alternative had been there in knowledgeable capability as a part of the world’s media to report on the occasion.”

Some media and MPs have been capable of bypass the queue and entry Westminster Corridor since its doorways opened to the general public on Wednesday.

Within the days since, the queue has swelled in dimension and at one time reached a wait time of “at the least 24 hours” earlier than dropping.

The mendacity in state can be being broadcast dwell and 24/7 by numerous broadcasters together with the BBC and Sky Information.

Different well-known faces have additionally paid their respects to the Queen forward of her funeral.

Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid, 51, mentioned she had queued for seven hours and 20 minutes to see the mendacity in state, whereas David Beckham additionally joined the queue.

Talking after the viewing, Beckham, 47, advised press: “It’s emotional for everyone concerned.”

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