The last mourners paid their respects to the Queen in London.

Hundreds of thousands of people filed past the coffin at both St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and the Westminster Hall of Parliament.

Early Monday morning, the last people who had queued all night left the cavernous medieval hall.

The process sees a 24-hour river of people floating along the Thames, with members of the public mingling with celebrities and foreign dignitaries under the roof of Westminster Hall.

Some bowed, some curtsied, others made the sign of the cross, pausing at the coffin draped with the Royal Standard with jewels in the Imperial State Crown, the sceptre, and orbs perched atop.

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Members of Parliament’s staff and finally ‘Black Wand’ Sarah Clarke were the last people to pay their respects after the last of those in the queue made their way through Westminster Hall.

It was the Queen’s last duty in Parliament, an institution she has visited frequently during her 70-year reign.

She delivered her first Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on 4 November 1952.

During her reign, she missed only three state openings – in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with Andrew, the future Duke of York, and Edward, who would become the Earl of Wessex, and then this May, her health swayed.

On this occasion, the then Prince of Wales opened Parliament, and from that moment the role belonged to him as King.

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