Chrissy Heerey, the last person to greet the Queen’s coffin before the funeral

Tired but excited, Chrissy Heerey is the last person to pay homage to Queen Elizabeth in the funeral home. “It was a privilege,” she told the BBC microphones. The long line of people in Westminster Hall ended with her yesterday at 10.40pm before celebrating her funeral. “It was one of the most important moments of my life,” said the woman, a member of the Royal Air Force. With a blue down jacket, black pants and white shoes, she has been immortalized by cameras and photographers all over the world, alone in front of her coffin of her Majesty of her. “I couldn’t believe I was there,” said Chrissy still with tears in her eyes. “I felt very honored to have had the opportunity to go see her and say my goodbye.” While she was in her queue, a friendship was born between her and Sima Mansouri, the penultimate person to see the queen’s coffin. The Iranian-born woman told the BBC “with Heerey we will be friends forever”. ” She was a little nervous, being the last person, but I said to her: ‘Don’t worry. I’m close to you. I’m here’ “he said. told Sima resident in Croydon, South London.

4 and a half days in a row in front of the coffin

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the long queue to be able to pass in front of the queen’s coffin. The funeral home remained open four and a half days in Westminster Hall. The last queue was closed last night, but all those who were already waiting were guaranteed the possibility of a last farewell to the queen. These days the line has also reached 11.2 kilometers and people have waited up to 24 hours to be able to see the coffin.