The Queen's coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall
The Queen's coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall (Picture: MOD).
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Member of RAF the final person to leave Queen's lying-in-state

Ms Chrissy Heerey, a serving member of the RAF from Melton Mowbray said it "felt like a real privilege".

The Queen's coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall
The Queen's coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall (Picture: MOD).

A serving member of the RAF says she was at the very end of the queue to enter Westminster Hall to see the Queen lying-in-state.

Chrissy Heerey from Melton Mowbray said: "I was the last person to pay my respects to the Queen and it felt like a real privilege to do that.

"I'd already been round once, I went in at 1.15am this morning.

She added: "It's one of the highlights of my life and I feel very privileged to be here."

The last people who queued through the night to witness the lying-in-state left the historic hall at 06:30.

Members of parliamentary staff then followed.

Her Majesty's state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11:00 UK time with a committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor, taking place later in the day, at 16:00.