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Amanda Holden takes to Westminster Hall as she chats to crowds waiting to view the Queen’s coffin

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Amanda Holden made her method to Westminster Hall on Friday to talk to members of the general public who were queuing to view the Queen’s coffin, following Her Majesty’s death on Thursday September 8 in Balmoral, Scotland.

The presenter, 51, who normally fronts Heart FM Breakfast, swapped the studio for the crowds of sombre Brits for the news show.

Sharing clips from her visit to Instagram, the TV personality penned that there have been ‘Friendships forged eternally in shared grief’ among the many crowds.

‘Friendships forged eternally in shared grief’: Amanda Holden, 51, took to Westminster Hall on Friday as she chatted to crowds who were waiting hours to view the Queen’s coffin

Amanda cut a solemn figure as she joined the crowds, a few of which who had waited for over ten hours to pay their respects.

She sported a lilac, longline coat, a dusty blue mini skirt and and complementing V-neck jumper – clad with Heart FM branded tech gear.

And the presenter gave the impression to be taking all of it in as she gazed out on the busy historical landmark.

Sharing a video to her 1.8M followers as she looked out, the star wrote: ‘My privilege to talk over with a few of you queuing and coming out of Westminster Hall this morning. The atmosphere and camaraderie was incredible .. friendships forged eternally in shared grief ..’ 

Taking it in: The presenter appeared to be taking it all in as she gazed out at the busy historical landmark

Taking it in: The presenter gave the impression to be taking all of it in as she gazed out on the busy historical landmark

Atmosphere: She shared an insight into the scene via Instagram, posting shots of the crowds Atmosphere: She shared an insight into the scene via Instagram, posting shots of the crowds

Atmosphere: She shared an insight into the scene via Instagram, posting shots of the crowds 

At the scene: She sported a dusty blue, longline coat and complementing Reiss dress - clad with Heart FM branded tech gear as she spoke to crowds

On the scene: She sported a dusty blue, longline coat and complementing Reiss dress – clad with Heart FM branded tech gear as she spoke to crowds

Shared grief: Sharing a video to her 1.8M followers as she looked out, the star wrote: 'My privilege to talk to some of you queuing and coming out of Westminster Hall this morning. The atmosphere and camaraderie was incredible .. friendships forged forever in shared grief ...

Shared grief: Sharing a video to her 1.8M followers as she looked out, the star wrote: ‘My privilege to talk over with a few of you queuing and coming out of Westminster Hall this morning. The atmosphere and camaraderie was incredible .. friendships forged eternally in shared grief …

Beautiful; Describing the atmosphere, Amanda shared: 'It's quite sombre and emotional if I'm honest and they all say the same thing' Continuing: 'That it was an incredible experience and that the silence is just beautiful'

Beautiful: Describing the atmosphere, Amanda shared: ‘It’s quite sombre and emotional if I’m honest they usually all say the identical thing

And chatting to the general public,  one member of the queue admitted to waiting around ten hours overnight, with Amanda then questioning: ‘Oh my goodness, so you have made friends with all these people?’

‘All the best way along, they’ve kept everyone going and we have kept one another going all through, we would be lost without one another today,’ responded the interviewee.

Describing the atmosphere, Amanda shared: ‘It’s quite sombre and emotional if I’m honest they usually all say the identical thing – that it was an incredible experience and that the silence is just beautiful.’

Chic: Amanda was snapped heading to the Heart studios earlier on, looking chic in a dusty blue mini skirt and brushed ribbed V-neck jumper

Chic: Amanda was snapped heading to the Heart studios earlier on, looking chic in a dusty blue mini skirt and brushed ribbed V-neck jumper

Pastels: Amanda added a longline, lilac coat on top of the look as she layered up She teamed the look with a complementing handbag

Pastels: Amanda added a longline, lilac coat on top of the look as she layered up

Finishing touch: She added a pair of nude court heels and lilac framed sunglasses to the look

Crowning glory: She added a pair of nude court heels and lilac framed sunglasses to the look

Beauty: The presenter had her blonde locks flowing freely as she showed off her leggy figure

Beauty: The presenter had her blonde locks flowing freely as she showed off her leggy figure

Fellow stars have also taken to Westminster over the past few days, with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby cutting sombre figures as they joined the gang a bit of later within the morning.

The This Morning presenters donned all black ensembles, with Holly in a face mask, as they made their way into the historic constructing to view the late monarch lying in state. 

Phillip, 60, opted to wear a sensible black suit and tie for the visit, while, Holly, 41, was elegant in an understated black dress with silver button detailing along the front.

Paying respects: Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby also cut sombre figures as they were pictured joining the thousands of grieving Brits in viewing the Queen's coffin

Paying respects: Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby also cut sombre figures as they were pictured joining the hundreds of grieving Brits in viewing the Queen’s coffin

The pair were seen wearing lanyards around their necks nevertheless it isn’t yet known in the event that they were there for This Morning filming or there for a private visit. 

Meanwhile, Heidi Range sharing pictures of her daughter Aurelia laying flowers on the scene.

Because the singer paid tribute, she wrote: ‘Pleased that we were capable of pay our respects today.’

Respectful: Fellow stars have also taken to Westminster over the past few days, with Heidi Range sharing pictures of her daughter Aurelia laying flowers at the scene

Respectful: Fellow stars have also taken to Westminster over the past few days, with Heidi Range sharing pictures of her daughter Aurelia laying flowers on the scene

Heartfelt: As the singer paid tribute, she wrote: 'Pleased that we were able to pay our respects today'

Heartfelt: Because the singer paid tribute, she wrote: ‘Pleased that we were capable of pay our respects today’

While Susanna Reid queued for greater than seven hours on Her Majesty’s coffin’s first day being on public view on Thursday. 

The Good Morning Britain Host, 51, took to Twitter to announce that she and her mother Sue had paid their respects to the late monarch as she lay in state.

She described the ‘historic’ moment as ‘majestic and peaceful’ as she revealed she had joined mourners in the huge queues, which had reached five miles in length.

Dedicated: Susanna Reid (pictured right) has revealed she queued for over seven hours to view the Queen's coffin for its first day being on public view at Westminster Hall on Thursday

Dedicated: Susanna Reid (pictured right) has revealed she queued for over seven hours to view the Queen’s coffin for its first day being on public view at Westminster Hall on Thursday

Grief: Susanna described the 'historic' moment as 'majestic and peaceful' as she revealed she had joined mourners in the queues, which had reached five miles in length

Grief: Susanna described the ‘historic’ moment as ‘majestic and peaceful’ as she revealed she had joined mourners within the queues, which had reached five miles in length

She wrote: ‘Evening – together with my lovely mum and her excellent friend, I even have just experienced a moment in history – witnessing the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall. Directly majestic and peaceful.’

Susanna said she had waited for greater than seven hours to see Her Majesty’s coffin as she offered advice to others wanting to pay their respects.

She continued: ‘If you happen to are planning to queue listed here are our suggestions. We joined at 1.23pm near Butlers Wharf and entered Westminster Hall at 8.43pm – 7 hours 20 mins. 

‘Wear the comfiest shoes you own. Go along with someone if you happen to can, although everyone within the queue was friendly. 

Sombre: The Good Morning Britain Host, 51, took to Twitter to announce that she and her mother Sue paid their respects to the late monarch as she lay in state

Sombre: The Good Morning Britain Host, 51, took to Twitter to announce that she and her mother Sue paid their respects to the late monarch as she lay in state

Queuing: Susanna also revealed she had waited for more than seven hours to see Her Majesty's coffin as she offered advice to others wanting to pay their respects

Queuing: Susanna also revealed she had waited for greater than seven hours to see Her Majesty’s coffin as she offered advice to others wanting to pay their respects

‘Don’t carry an excessive amount of in a bag – water is freely available and there are plenty of cafes along the route. 

‘Also loads of toilets. I put my phone on low battery mode and it lasted the whole time.’

Queues to see the late monarch doubled in length on Thursday and were snaking for 4 miles past Tower Bridge, after dropping to 2 miles overnight.

Many more are expected to hitch the queue over the weekend – in a sign of the large demand from people to say their final goodbye to the favored monarch.

It’s estimated the number of individuals set to make the trip could hit greater than 350,000, with people from everywhere in the world expected to go to London to pay their respects. 

Long day: Susanna (pictured with her mother) wrote: 'We joined at 1.23pm near Butlers Wharf and entered Westminster Hall at 8.43pm - 7 hours 20 mins'

Long day: Susanna (pictured along with her mother) wrote: ‘We joined at 1.23pm near Butlers Wharf and entered Westminster Hall at 8.43pm – 7 hours 20 mins’

Mourners have already been pictured in tears as they pay their respects, in addition to making the sign of the cross and standing in prayer. 

Pictures showed paramedics appearing to treat exhausted well-wishers, some who’ve queued throughout the day on Thursday, to see the Queen lying in state.

It comes after a soldier guarding the coffin fainted during his stint. One mourner was seen falling as he walked down the steps of historic Westminster Hall towards the Queen’s coffin.

Ahead of what is predicted to be a peak point this weekend, greater than 1.7million people have gone online to view the Government’s live queue tracker on YouTube which shows the tip of the road as people wait patiently to enter Westminster Hall to see the Queen’s coffin.

Crowds: Queues to see the late monarch doubled in length on Thursday and were snaking for four miles past Tower Bridge, after dropping to two miles overnight

Crowds: Queues to see the late monarch doubled in length on Thursday and were snaking for 4 miles past Tower Bridge, after dropping to 2 miles overnight 

1000’s have already managed to see Her Majesty’s coffin, draped within the royal standard, as members of the royal guard stand in vigil around it. 

But sources told MailOnline how mourners may very well be prevented from seeing the Queen lying in state in the event that they arrive at the tip of the queue in Southwark Park later than 12.30am on Sunday.

Organisers have designated the underside of the 63-acre park as the tip of the road to see Elizabeth II’s coffin in Westminster Hall, greater than five miles away.

The estimated waiting time for those joining within the park, where snaking airport-style queues have been arrange, is 30 hours.

Huge waiting times: Sources told how mourners could be prevented from seeing the Queen lying in state if they arrive at the end of the queue in Southwark Park after 12.30am on Sunday

Huge waiting times: Sources told how mourners may very well be prevented from seeing the Queen lying in state in the event that they arrive at the tip of the queue in Southwark Park after 12.30am on Sunday

Meaning that folks have until 12.30am on Sunday with which to hitch the road before the time The Queen lays in state officially ends at 6.30am on Monday, the day of the state funeral.

On Thursday – the primary full day of the Queen’s coffin being on public view – the queue had already reached Bermondsey Wall, half a mile from the park, by 3pm today.

A source said: ‘Southwark Park has been designated as the tip of the queue. There have been barriers set as much as facilitate a zig-zag queuing system.

‘Anyone at the tip of that queue within the park can expect to attend for as much as 30-hours to see The Queen in state.

Paying respects: A child places flowers for Queen Elizabeth at the Green Park memorial next to Buckingham Palace this evening as thousands queue

Paying respects: A toddler places flowers for Queen Elizabeth on the Green Park memorial next to Buckingham Palace this evening as hundreds queue

‘We now have to have a cut-off point, a time after we’ll need to unfortunately start turning people away.

‘That point will depend upon the amount of the gang and the flow rate on the route. For the time being around 2,000 individuals are being let into Westminster Hall an hour.

‘Currently that point can be either very late on Saturday night or extremely early on Sunday morning. However the Metropolitan Police may have the ultimate say.

‘We have obviously been preparing for this and anticipated that the gang would come this far…just not this soon.’

Sad news: Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch who was on the throne for 70 years, died at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace announced at 6.30pm on Thursday

Sad news: Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch who was on the throne for 70 years, died on the age of 96, Buckingham Palace announced at 6.30pm on Thursday 

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