Westminster Hall officials stop mourners ‘trying to smuggle in dogs’ to Queen’s lying in state

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Officials monitoring Westminster Hall reportedly stopped six mourners from entering premises to see the Queen’s coffin lying in state.

The “airport security” style procedures have also seen elderly mourners deprived of hand sanitiser and boiled sweets, according to the Mail Online.

One who had stood in line said they were forced to hand over a single Werther's Original, lipstick and hand gel.

“I was told to throw away my little bottle of glasses cleaner, you'd just never have even thought of it,” another mourner said.

Another had her mini-toothpaste, deodorant and face cream taken away.