Mourners miss out on seeing queen's coffin

STORY: Elizabeth died in Scotland aged 96, prompting an outpouring of emotion that drew tens of thousands out to see her coffin on its journey to London, and that led many more to join the long line to pay their final respects during a four-day lying-in-state ceremony.

The last person to be given a wrist band to join the queue was mother Christine Rogers and her daughter Sarah. "When they came and said that, I could not believe it, it was fantastic," she said.

Thousands of people lined the streets to witness the passage of the queen's casket from the historic Westminster Hall to nearby Westminster Abbey on Monday, and eventually on to Windsor Castle where she will be laid to rest alongside her late husband.