Shining twins Lisa and Louise Burns join crowds of people who queued for miles to pay their respects to the Queen as she lays in state in Westminster Hall for her funeral
Lisa and Louise Burns – the twins who played The Grady girls in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film The Shining – were among a huge number of people who queued for hours to pay their respects to the Queen as she lay in state last week at Westminster Hall in London.
The 54-year-old actresses took to their social media pages to share some pictures of themselves in front of a number of sights in the British capital as they stood in a five-mile queue for hours.
Screen stars Lisa and Louise could be seen in front of Tower Bridge at a glance, captioning another to say they were “just a few hours” from bowing their heads to the late monarch’s coffin.
Capable: 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 lay in state in London last week
The psychological horror film The Shining also stars Jack Nicholson, with the film telling the story of a family staying in an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence turns the father violent, while his clairvoyant son sees horrifying premonitions from both past as future.
Lisa and Louise were two of a number of stars who lined up to view the Queen’s casket this week, starring former football player David Beckham, actress Tilda Swinton, musician James Blunt and television host Susanna Reid.
Britain came to a standstill today as millions gathered to attend the Queen’s funeral and bid her final farewell from home, in pubs, care homes and airports.
Telling the story: Psychological horror film The Shining tells the story of a family who spend the winter in an isolated hotel where a sinister presence causes trouble
Patiently waiting: The actresses, 54, took to their social media pages to share some snaps of themselves in front of some sights in the British capital as they lined the five-mile line
Mourners stopped in the streets to watch the event on their phones as the solemn display of reverence was demonstrated across the country.
Hundreds of thousands watched the historic funeral 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.
Funeral: Britain came to a halt today as millions gathered to watch the Queen’s funeral and bid her final farewell
Regal: King Charles III and Camilla Queen Consort follow Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin after service at Westminster Abbey
Crowds lining the Long Walk in Windsor and those gathered in cathedrals, public parks, city centers and government offices also fell silent.
The funeral, which has been called the most watched event in history, was watched by an estimated 4.1 billion people worldwide.
Her Majesty will be buried later in the day in Windsor, next to her beloved husband Prince Philip and her parents, after being driven 20 miles from Hyde Park Corner.
Sorrow was on the faces of members of the huge crowd that flooded The Mall, Whitehall and Parliament Square to bid farewell to the beloved monarch.
Postal Service: Queen Elizabeth II’s casket, draped in a royal standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and scepter, is taken to Westminster Abbey
Procession: Members of the Armed Forces march during the funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II
The crowd erupted in applause and cheers after the Queen’s casket passed them and also when Her Majesty circled the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace as Big Ben chimed in a mile away.
Members of the royal family, including King Charles III, continued to march harrowingly behind, while other members of the royal family, including the Princess of Wales and her children George and Charlotte, watched the crowd as they passed them in vehicles.
The Queen died last Thursday at the age of 96 at her beloved Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
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