Ever More Mourn King George V

The second day of King George V's lying-in-state was a Saturday and the number of people who came to pay their respects was far above that on the previous day. By the time Westminster Hall closed its doors at midnight, 150,000 people had passed through compared to 110,000 the day before. There was a noticeable increase in the number of mourners when businesses closed at lunchtime.  They had waited for three hours or more, enduring rain and fog in a queue that stretched up the embankment and halfway across Vauxhall Bridge, a mile from the Hall.


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