Mourners are paying their last respects to their former monarch today.
Thousands of people are queuing for the Queen’s lying in state at Westminster Hall.
By 8am, the queue to the hall has reached about 2.6 miles long according to the government tracker.
Metropolitan Police officers, volunteers and stewards are managing the queue while toilets and water fountains are provided at various points along the route.
People waiting in line are being given a coloured and numbered wristband to manage the queue.
It is the first full day people can pay their respects to the Queen after the ancient hall opened at 5pm on Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, the King led the royal family in a public display of homage by walking behind the Queen’s coffin during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where it will lie in state until the state funeral on Monday.
Charles then returned to his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire on Wednesday evening.
He will have a private day of reflection on Thursday and is not expected to attend any public events.