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Queen Elizabeth II: Man arrested in queue to see coffin following ‘disturbance’

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A person was arrested Friday evening after trying to method the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Parliamentary authorities mentioned the person tried to exit the queue the place hundreds of mourners stood, ready 16 hours to view the coffin, and stroll as much as the coffin on its platform at Parliament’s Westminster Corridor. 

The Metropolitan Police drive described the incident as a “disturbance” and mentioned a person had been detained for a suspected public order offense.

The queen is mendacity in state, her casket draped in her Royal Customary and topped with a crown.

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Members of the general public stroll previous Westminster Abbey, the place the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will happen in London, Sept. 17, 2022.
(Ben Stansall /AFP through Getty Photos)

The general public was first admitted to the corridor Wednesday. 

Soccer star David Beckham waited greater than 12 hours within the queue to pay his respects. 

On Friday, the wait time hit 24 hours.

Members of the public line up Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, near Tower Bridge as they wait to view Queen Elizabeth II lying in state ahead of her funeral on Monday in London.

Members of the general public line up Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, close to Tower Bridge as they wait to view Queen Elizabeth II mendacity in state forward of her funeral on Monday in London.
(James Manning/PA through AP)

On Friday, authorities quickly stopped permitting extra guests be a part of the tip of the road.

King Charles III and Prince William made an impromptu go to to greet these ready in line Saturday.

People gather to bring flowers for Queen Elizabeth II at Green Park, near Buckingham Palace in London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.  

Folks collect to carry flowers for Queen Elizabeth II at Inexperienced Park, close to Buckingham Palace in London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.  
(AP Picture/Emilio Morenatti)

The guests continued to file into the corridor, even because the king, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew stood vigil across the coffin for quarter-hour Friday evening.

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The queen’s eight grandchildren have been slated to face vigil beside the coffin Saturday.

Prince William is now the inheritor to the throne.

The guard is changed while members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster in London Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. 

The guard is modified whereas members of the general public file previous the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Corridor on the Palace of Westminster in London Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. 
(Yui Mok/Pool Picture through AP)

The queen will lie in state till Monday morning. 

The coffin will then be transported to Westminster Abbey for a state funeral. 

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President Biden might be in attendance, in addition to Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

Following the service, the coffin might be taken to Windsor, the place the queen might be interred alongside her late husband, Prince Philip.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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