Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will take place on Monday, Sept. 19.
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Queue to see queen lying in state at capacity after reaching 5 miles long
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II “died peacefully” on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Balmoral Castle, the British royal family’s estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. She was 96.
Elizabeth was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. She ascended to the throne in 1952 and, in June, celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as queen.
Man who fought Windsor Castle fire waits in line to pay respects
Peter Stratford, one of the firefighters who battled the blaze at Windsor Castle in 1992, joined the queue to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
Stratford, from Surrey, said he met the queen five years later when he was invited to a reception at Windsor Castle to celebrate its restoration.
“She was so lovely,” Stratford told ABC News on Friday as he waited in line.