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17th Sep 2022

Susanna Reid queued for hours to see the Queen with her mum by her side

Jack Peat

Fellow ITV broadcasters Holly and Phillip jumped the queue 

ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid queued for hours to walk past the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall and pay her respects.

Along with her mum and her very good friend, Reid joined the queue at 1.23pm on Thursday near Butlers Wharf and entered Westminster Hall at 8.43pm – 7 hours 20 mins in total.

Posting on Twitter, she said when she reached the Hall, the Queen was “at once majestic and peaceful”.

Kirstie Allsopp took to Twitter yesterday to lash out at those who “think they’re too important to queue” in posts on social media.

Thousands of people have been queueing for hours on end to walk past the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall and pay their respects to the late monarch.

The queue has stretched to more than five miles long, and at the time of writing the estimated waiting time is up to 16 hours.

But some celebs and MPs have been criticised for ‘queue jumping’ and avoiding the lengthy waiting time.

‘This Morning’ presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were slammed by many for skipping the line. The ITV hosts joined a separate queue for press as they filmed a segment for Tuesday’s episode of ‘This Morning,’ the Daily Express reports.

David Beckham turned down an offer from an MP to skip the lengthy queue for the Queen’s coffin and chose to wait more than 12 hours instead to pay his respects.

The former footballer queued with the rest of the public at 2am on Friday morning, eventually entering Westminster Hall in at around 3pm in the afternoon.

But it turns out he didn’t have to do this, and had the option to queue jump like many MPs did.

An MP is able to take four people with them in the faster queue for press, but Becks is said to have felt that his grandfather, a firm royalist, would not have approved of him taking the quicker option to walk past Her Majesty’s coffin.