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Emmanuel Macron est arrivé à #Londres où il se balade incognito. Il remonte la file d’attente et déclare « partager la peine des Britanniques »
La file justement, elle ne désemplit pas malgré les demandes des autorités de ne plus la rejoindre.

Une décision pourrait être prise en fin de journée pour la stopper définitivement. #QueueForTheQueen
Alors que la queue vit ses dernières heures (arrêt des visites aux aurores lundi matin), le dispositif de sécurité reste en haut niveau d’alerte.

Plus de 10 000 policiers, certains réquisitionnés à travers le pays, sont mobilisés à Londres ce week-end.
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Right. So. The fact that the 'accessible' part of the Great Big Queen Queue has been permanently shut down should be getting way more attention. Here's why. Let me tell you a story from last night: #QueueForTheQueen
The idea behind the Accessible Queue is that the very old, sick or disabled people can 'pay their respects' without having to walk for 14 hours in the cold. There were limited, staggered time slots. Yesterday it was shut it down by lunchtime. So what did those people do?
What do you think they did? They Queued. Some of them had already travelled long distances and made a huge effort to get there. They gave it a go anyway. In my group, the oldest Queuer was 84, and quite frail, but he insisted on trying- it was that or go home. >
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Des nouvelles de la #QueueForTheQueen : le public peut rejoindre au compte-goutte l’impressionnante file de 16 km de long. Mais les stewards préviennent : « Vous vous engagez pour 14 heures de queue ! »
Petit arrêt au niveau de la grande roue de Londres, où des associations distribuent des bouteilles d’eau plus que bienvenues. « Je vais pouvoir me brosser les dents ! », plaisante une jeune femme, qui dit patienter depuis plus de dix heures.
Beth et son amie sont venues de Hastings, à plus de 100 km de Londres, pour l’occasion. « On n’avait pas prévu qu’il ferait aussi froid. Ça fait 11 heures qu’on est debout. » Il leur en reste quatre à tenir, avant de se recueillir devant le cercueil d’#ElizabethII
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For those brave enough to endure #thequeue, here's thread of some of the many film locations you can find along the way, starting at the Bermondsey end. #QueueForTheQueen #filmlocations #filmlondon
First up we have apartment which John Cleese's Archie Leach "borrows" in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) near Bermondsey Wall West with the entrance at St. Saviour's Dock (the route unfortunately only goes round the back of the buildings). ImageImage
St. Saviour's Dock also appears 11 years later as part of the famous Thames boat chase in James Bond film The World is not Enough (1999). Image
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Coffee break time!☕️

Some thoughts on my #QueueForTheQueen experience.

I started at 6.30pm, under Cannon Street Rail Bridge. It was SUCH a beautiful evening, all pink skies and warm breeze. There were buskers along South Bank saying “God Save The King” between songs ❤️
The stewards were so efficient and I actually couldn’t believe how fast the queue was moving; I kept a record of my timings out of curiosity (and because I’m a dork).

But first, some photos:
1 Shakespeare’s Globe
2 The Tate Modern
3 A cute thing ☺️
4 The queue behind me ImageImageImageImage
So here are my timings…

As you can see, pretty swift! At this point I thought I might get in before midnight.


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In an extremely off brand move, decided to queue to see the Queen as A Bit. Open to being commissioned to write an anthropological study of royalists who are willing to devote 4+ hours to their time to quickly see a box that may or may not have an old lady in it.
Timeline so far: went to @haywardgallery to see lovely in the black fantastic exhibit closing on Sunday. 7.30pm brought my queuing friend a sandwich. It was moving at a reasonable pace so walking and talking as we went. Thought it would be funny if I stayed but hadn’t committed
8.15pm at London Eye, got wristbands which read LISQ (lying in state queue), quite exciting. Pace quickened, at one point we were practically running ! with Westminster on the other side in sight. This was ill fated naive optimism. Photo of Westminster taken whilst running
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