Warning to millions of mourners who will queue to pay their respects to the Queen | The Sun

A WARNING has been issued to the millions of mourners who will queue to pay their respects to the Queen.

During each procession through UK towns and cities in recent days, crowds could be seen with their phones in hand capturing the historic moments following Her Majesty's death.

But, those who plan to visit the Queen lying-in-state inside London's Westminster Hall are being warned that is banned – phones must be off, and no selfies are allowed.

A Government source said: “Once inside Westminster Hall, people will be told to turn off their phones to ensure the dignity of the event.

“And there must be no photos taken — anyone trying to take a selfie will risk being removed by security.”

The warning takes effect from 5pm tomorrow when the hall opens to the public.

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There will also be airport-style security checks and restrictions will greet mourners at Westminster Hall.

They will be allowed to take in one small bag no bigger than 40cm x 30cm x 20cm — smaller than a cabin bag permitted by BA or easyJet.

Food and other liquids, flowers and tributes, coolers, hampers, sleeping bags, blankets, folding chairs and non-foldable pushchairs are also banned.

Today the Queen's coffin will be moved from St Giles’ Cathedral to Edinburgh Airport.

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From there it will be flown to London at 7pm then taken to Buckingham Palace.

Tomorrow, at exactly 2.22pm, the coffin will leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Hall and crowd will be able to watch the 38-minute journey.

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Then, from 5pm tomorrow, the hall's doors will open for mourners to pay their respects.

It will be open 24 hours a day and huge numbers are expected to visit before its doors close at 6.30am on Monday – the day of the Monarch's funeral.

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Three million people are expected to visit London to pay respects to the Queen this week.

A day-by-day guide has been created in the countdown to her funeral – you can read it here.

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