Mourners queue overnight in London to pay final respects to the Queen

Members of the public have been paying their final respects to the late monarch.

Mourners queue overnight in London to pay final respects to the Queen UK Parliament

Mourners in London queued overnight to pay their final respects to the Queen.

A queue running along the banks of the River Thames was formed by those seeking to attend the late monarch’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall.

It will remain open to members of the public for 24 hours a day until 6.30am on the day of the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19.

People seeking to attend are being told to have to wait for several hours before they are admitted to the hall.

At 2.30am on Thursday, the queue was almost three miles long and stretched to London Bridge.

The Queen’s coffin is being guarded at all hours by units from the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Household Division or Yeoman Wards of the Tower of London.

One of the guards collapsed while on duty overnight, with nearby officials quickly rushing to his aid after he appeared to faint.

While the soldiers rotate every 20 minutes, the hours of remaining completely still while standing are six-hours in length.

Metropolitan Police officers, volunteers and stewards are managing the queue while toilets and water fountains are provided at various points along the route.

King Charles III led the Royal Family during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday.