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Sri Lankan first among mourners in Queen’s funeral queue

A woman of Sri Lankan origin has had the first opportunity to pay her last respects to the body of Queen Elizabeth II.

Vanessa Nathakumaran became the first person in the queue that began forming on Monday. “I just really wanted to be part of it,” the 56-year-old Londoner said, according to a PTI report.

My family is a “great admirer” of Britain’s royal family, she added.

“It is sort of like payback. Whatever they did for the Commonwealth, we have to appreciate what they did, and for the independence they eventually gave back when Sri Lanka wanted the rights back,” said Vanessa Nanthakumaran as per The Guardian report.

The public will be able to file past the coffin 24 hours a day until the monarch’s funeral on Monday, September 19.

 


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