Thousands of Britons queued through central London to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, with some sleeping on the pavement overnight, braving the rain, to secure their place in the queue that stretched from the Palace of Westminster more than 15 kilometers.
The government was unable to specify how many people had queued to pay their last respects to the Queen, but it is believed to have been more than 750,000 in total since the coffin was moved from Buckingham Palace.
Previously, 33,000 people paid their last respects to the deceased queen in Edinburgh, and the ceremony in London will last a total of five days and end on the day of the funeral.
Hundreds of thousands of those who will join the queue wait along the south bank of the Thames and are then given a colored wristband with a number, which allows them to leave the queue to go to the toilet or get food and drink.
There are also a thousand volunteers and policemen, and medical aid has been prepared for the people in the ranks.
The casket was carried by carriage from Buckingham Palace, with her children, the new King Charles III, his brothers Andrew and Edward and sister Anne, leading the procession on foot, followed by Princes William and Harry.