The last mourners at the Queen’s coffin – “I had the ONE moment”

Chrissy Heerey was the last mourner at the Queen’s coffin |

“I had the ONE moment”

A moment she will never forget.

An estimated 400,000 mourners have taken the opportunity to pray at Westminster Hall in London over the past few days Queen Elizabeth II († 96) to say goodbye. Last night at 10.40pm UK time the queue closed. Royal fans were allowed to visit the Queen’s coffin until 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Then the gates to Westminster Hall were closed.

Briton Chrissy Heerey, from Melton Mowbray, in the English county of Leicestershire, was the last person to come forward before the deceased queen allowed to bow. “I was pretty nervous when I got there at a quarter to five, I knew it could be tight. I left anyway.”

The Queen’s coffin was laid out in Westminster Hall for the people to say their goodbyes. The gates closed at 6.30am UK time on Monday morning

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And it was the right decision! Chrissy Heerey got the last ribbon for the queue. “Luckily it worked, I had the ONE moment,” says Heerey to BILD and further: “It was very emotional to know that you will never see this person again. But she left a great legacy, countless photos – she will always be with us.”

It was so important for the Brit to break away from her Say goodbye to the Queen because she has a special relationship with the royal family. Heerey explains: “I worked in the military, as part of the Royal Air Force. The Queen and the Royal Family are very close to my heart.”

BILD reporter Annika Raasch (left) met Chrissy Heerey in front of Westminster Hall after the Brit was the last person to say goodbye to the Queen

BILD reporter Annika Raasch (left) met Chrissy Heerey in front of Westminster Hall after the Brit was the last person to say goodbye to the Queen

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The pensioner will also join the roughly one million Royal fans who will be attending the state funeral live on the streets of London today.

The state funeral of Elizabeth II starts in London at 11.44 a.m. German time. Family funeral service, mega state act, the world bows again to the Queen. It’s the greatest goodbye of all time.

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