Research in the UK for how long is the queue to see the queen lying in the state has increased by more than 2,000%, according to new data from Google Trends.
Thousands of people joined the public queue to pay their respects in front of the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall, also causing a short 40-minute break when it reached full capacity and an official estimate for the waiting time reached at least 14 hours on Friday. .
Many have turned to Google to inquire about the length of the queue as the search engine revealed that it searches for “How long is the queue now?” skyrocketed by + 2,220% in the 24 hours from Thursday to Friday.
The queue also topped last week’s trending searches – meaning it had the highest traffic spike in that period compared to the previous week – with “Queue for lying in the state.”
“Who is the Queen’s bagpiper?” took second place in trending questions of the past 24 hours when pipe major Paul Burns will play Reveille, the national anthem and a lament, at the Queen’s state funeral starting at 11am on September 19 in the Abbey of Westminster.
In third and fourth place were “How many people have been to see the queen lying in the state?” and “How old was (the) queen when she met Philip?”
Philip was 13 and the Queen was eight when they both attended the 1934 wedding of Philip’s cousin Princess Marina, later Duchess of Kent, and Elizabeth’s uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent.
“How many people will see the queen?” was the fifth trending question from users inquiring about the queue at Westminster Hall on the last day.
The most searched question in the week since the queen’s death, referring to those ranked highest by search volume since September 8, is “When is the queen’s funeral?”
This is followed by “Where will the queen be buried?” and “Is the Queen’s funeral a public holiday?”
The fourth and fifth most searched questions are “Where will the queen’s funeral be?” and “Will the queen have an open casket?”
The queen’s final home will be King George VI’s memorial chapel at Windsor Castle following her funeral, which is a public holiday in the UK.
Here are the top trending questions related to Queen Elizabeth II from the past 24 hours in the UK in full.
1. How long is the queue now?
2. Who is the Queen’s bagpiper?
3. How many people have been to see the Queen lying in the state?
4. How old was the queen when she met Philip?
5. How many people will see the Queen?
Here are the main or most searched questions about last week’s Queen Elizabeth II in the UK in full.
1. When is the queen’s funeral?
2. Where will the queen be buried?
3. Is the Queen’s funeral a public holiday?
4. Where will the queen’s funeral be?
5. Will the queen have an open casket?