Line Of Duty star queues for 11 hours to visit Queen lying-in-state

Line of Duty star Daniel Mays has opened up about what it’s like being in the queue that leads to the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall.

The actor, 44, took to social media to share his experience of queueing to pay his respects to the late monarch, alongside other celebrities such as actor Tilda Swinton, former footballer David Beckham, former prime minister Theresa May, and the Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid.

He posted a series of pictures of himself with his wife Louise Burton and their son Mylo in the queue to Twitter, writing: “Eleven hours queueing to pay our respects to the Queen for her exceptional 70 years of service yesterday.”

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He continued: “The warmth, affection, conversations shared, glorious views and sense of community were magical to be part of. Made me proud to be British and proud to be a Londoner.”

His followers were quick to agree, with one writing: "Well done, good to see our tv/ film celebs can queue to show their respects to our Queen. I hope it wasn’t to cold etc. thank you for respecting everyone else and not jumping the queue. What a memory for you all as well."

A second commented: "This is exactly what we felt… how the crowd just mucked in for each other all the volunteers at Westminster were wonderful as was the police especially the ones on the stretch to Lambeth bridge who were geeing us on Incredible experience and a huge amount of respect shown."

A third said: "Me and my son took the route yesterday (13 and a half hours) met some lovely people as well. It was an honour and privilege to witness the Queen lying in state. Thanks to all the volunteers, police, scouts and staff at Westminster Hall for their brilliant organisation."

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The public weren’t too pleased with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield however, with the pair being called out for “jumping the queue”, while many people have been waiting though the night in icy temperatures.

ITV reported that the This Morning presenters were granted access under press passes.

You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here.

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