Yesterday was all about seeing the Queen lying in state. We stood in the queue for 15 1/2 hours. It was hell on our bodies, but spirits were high. We met lots of really cool people. Everyone here has been so friendly and welcoming. Plus, Lina and I had lots of time to chat and get to know each other better. She’s awesome!! ❤️
Once we entered Westminster Hall, where the Queen was resting, the mood immediately changed. Completely silent but for sniffles. The room is absolutely breathtaking, and you can just feel the rich history in the atmosphere. It gave me chills. So many feelings overcame me that I completely forgot about the epic pain in my body. Lina and I held hands while we cried and walked through paying our respects.
My bestie got a pic of us on the livestream. We’re coming down the stairs on the left in our matching hoodies.
We took the tube back to the hotel, and I’m proud of us for figuring it out at 2 am while exhausted and in hella pain. I saw a rat though. Eek!!
Just woke up around 11:30 am on day 3. My legs are so freaking sore and stiff. I’ll be limping around London today, I think.
More later. xoxo