Beautiful timelapse shows miles-long queue of Queen’s mourners snaking through London

Watch: Timelapse video of queue of mourners waiting to see the Queen

The queue to see the Queen lying in state has become symbolic of the respect with which millions of people held her throughout 70 years of service on the throne.

Snaking across London, tens of thousands of royal mourners have patiently waited up to 12 hours in a line that, by Friday morning, stretched nearly five miles across the capital.

Yahoo UK was there to capture this beautiful timelapse of the queue at the moment it got going at 5pm on Wednesday.

Watch the video above