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The British love queues. The queen's death brought one for the ages

By Karla Adam

15 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The queue to see the queen lying in state is so long, people are calling it “The Queue.” The Washington Post reports on how “The Queue” has become a point of pride—”a triumph of Britishness.”

LONDON - It is the queue to end all queues.

The mourners in the line - or queue as it is known here - on the first night to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state were ready. They had heard rumors of a 30-hour wait time and were undeterred.

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