The Shining twins Lisa and Louise Burns join huge number of people who queued for miles to pay their respects to the Queen as she lie in state at Westminster Hall before her funeral
Lisa and Louise Burns – the twins who played The Grady girls in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shining – were among huge number of people who queued for hours to pay their respects to the Queen as she lie in state at Westminster Hall in London last week.
The actresses, 54, took to their social media pages to share some pictures of themselves in front of some sights in the UK capital as they stood in the five-mile line for hours.
Screen stars Lisa and Louise could be seen standing in front of Tower Bridge in one snap, while they captioned another to say they were ‘only a few hours’ away from bowing their heads in front of the late monarch’s coffin.
In state: Lisa and Louise Burns – the twins who played The Grady girls in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shining – paid their respects to the Queen as she lie in state in London last week
Psychological horror film The Shining also stars Jack Nicholson, with the film telling the tale of a family who stay in an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence makes the father violent, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Lisa and Louise were two of a number of stars who joined the queue to view the Queen’s coffin this week, with stars including former footballer David Beckham, actress Tilda Swinton, musician James Blunt and television presenter Susanna Reid.
Britain ground to a halt today as millions gathered together to watch the Queen’s funeral and bid her a final farewell from home, in pubs, cares homes and airports.
Telling the tale: Psychological horror film The Shining tells the tale of a family who stay in an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence causes trouble
Patiently waiting: The actresses, 54, took to their social media pages to share some pictures of themselves in front of some sights in the UK capital as they stood in the five-mile line
Mourners stopped in the street to watch the event on their phones as the solemn display of reverence was demonstrated across the nation.
Hundreds of thousands watched as the historic funeral was broadcast on large outdoor screens in various locations across the UK – from London’s Hyde Park to Coleraine Town Hall in Northern Ireland.
The congregation attending her funeral at Westminster Abbey, including King Charles, the Royal Family and 2,000 VIPs including emperors, kings and queens, prime ministers and presidents from around the world, bowed their heads during the silence.
Funneral: Britain ground to a halt today as millions gathered together to watch the Queen’s funeral and bid her a final farewell
Regal: King Charles III and Camilla Queen Consort follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II following the service at Westminster Abbey
Crowds along the Long Walk in Windsor and those gathered in cathedrals, public parks, city centers and Government buildings also fell silent.
The funeral, which was been dubbed the most-watched event in history, was viewed by an estimated 4.1billion people worldwide.
Her Majesty will be laid to rest in Windsor next to her beloved husband Prince Philip and her parents later today after being driven 20 miles from Hyde Park Corner.
Grief was etched on the faces of members of the huge crowds who swamped The Mall, Whitehall and Parliament Square to bade farewell to the beloved monarch.
Post service: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and scepter is taken into Westminster Abbey
Procession: Members of the armed forces march during the funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II
The crowds broke into applause and cheers after the Queen’s coffin passed them and also when Her Majesty circled round the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace as Big Ben chimed a mile away.
Members of the royal family, including King Charles III, remained marched poignantly behind, while other members of the Royal Family, including the Princess of Wales and her children George and Charlotte looked on at the crowds as they passed them in vehicles.
The Queen died at the age of 96 at her beloved Balmoral Castle in Scotland last Thursday.
A man wrapped in the Union Flag clutches Paddington Bear and sobs for the Queen on The Mall