THE UK has honoured the late Queen Elizabeth with a magnificent display of the nation’s favourite activity, queuing.
Grief-stricken Britons have come together to form massive lines shuffling silently into the night to enter a building and look at something then go home.
Queuer Susan Traherne said: “Since the moment I heard last Thursday, I’ve felt the overwhelming urge to stand behind my fellow countrymen in a row.
“The radio said there was a queue on and that it might last through the night and I was straight down here. I can’t tell you how healing it’s been. God bless her, she knew it was what we needed.
“None of us have talked to each other and nobody’s making it into a celebration of her life. When someone doesn’t move forward fast enough they’re tutted at. The most joyous thing you’ll see is a flask of tepid tea. It’s marvellous.
“I like to think Her Majesty is looking down on us as we snake through the small hours without complaint, nobody shoving or barging, and giving us an almost imperceptible smile of approval.”
She added: “I haven’t felt this proud to be British since the Boxing Day sale at Next.”