Woman shows off wristbands after going round to see the Queen's coffin seven times
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A proud mourner has revealed that she went to see Queen Elizabeth lying in state an impressive seven times.
The woman, known only as Elizabeth, made the revelation to a BBC reporter on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, where the late Queen has been resting for a day.
The late monarch was brought to St Giles Cathedral after making the six-hour journey from Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands, after she passed away on Thursday, 8 September.
When initially asked by the reporter how many times she had been through the cathedral, Elizabeth smiled and said: "Maybe five."
However, a closer inspection of the woman's wrist revealed that she'd in fact paid her respects to Britain's longest reigning monarch seven times.
The clip was posted to Twitter by an amused viewer, who captioned it: "Elizabeth has been to see The Queen today.
'I've been round 7 times!'
"Woman thinks she's at Alton Towers."
The original poster's hilarity was shared by Twitter users, and at the time of writing, the clip has been viewed more than half a million times.
Other viewers were quick to comment on Elizabeth's decision to see the Queen seven times.
One wrote: "There is something very disturbing about the idea of walking 7 times around a coffin..."
A second added alongside some photoshop of Elizabeth on a log flume: "She's been around 5 times and has wristbands.
"It's a body lying in state! Not the f***ing log flume at Alton Towers!
"Do you think they have a giftshop?"
She’s been around 5 times and has wristbands.— Darius (@Darius__Games) September 13, 2022
It’s a body lying in state! Not the fucking log flume at Alton Towers! 🙃😅
Do you think they have a giftshop?
10/10 for my shit photoshop… 😏 https://t.co/DfCHEVK1WE pic.twitter.com/0Oftkt4nZ8
"Putting the FUN in FUNeral," wrote a third while a fourth added: "Completely normal behaviour. Apparently."
A fifth praised: "This woman wanted to pay her respects, but enjoyed it so much she went back a further 6 times. 1 time round = 1 respect. 7 respects."
The Queen's coffin will now be flown from Edinburgh to London, where she will lie in state at Westminster Hall.
The late monarch will then be laid to rest after a state funeral on Monday, 19 September, which will bring to a close a 10-day mourning period in the UK.
Paying tribute to his late mother, King Charles III said in his first speech as king: "Her dedication and devotion as Sovereign never waivered, through times of change and progress, through times of joy and celebration, and through times of sadness and loss."
He went on to acknowledge the contributions of the rest of the Royal Family before quoting Shakespeare in a heartfelt sign off.
He said: "And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you.
"Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.
"May 'flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest'."