Mourners shed tears as they bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

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Mourners who came in their droves to Westminster to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II have been shedding tears as they said goodbye to Britain's longest-serving monarch. Her Majesty is lying-in-state inside Westminster Hall, giving the public the opportunity to bid the Queen farewell in a brief, personal moment. Describing how it felt to view the Queens coffin, one mounrer said: "It just then hit home I think ... she really has gone, you know? That's quite hard to take." The Queen will be laid to rest after a funeral service on Monday, 19 September. Watch more on Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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