Pop singer James Blunt quipped that he was “ushered” to the head of the line to see the Queen’s lying-in-state.
James Blunt jokes he was ‘ushered to the front of the queue’ to see Queen
The Queen’s four-day lying-in-state at Westminster Hall ended on Monday (19 September), as the United Kingdom prepared to say goodbye to its queen of 70 years.
James Blunt was among the famous faces who showed up to see the casket before it was taken to Westminster Abbey for Monday morning’s 11 a.m. burial ceremony (19 September).
While waiting in line, the musician and his wife, Sofia Wellesley, showed great patience.
Sunday night (18 September), in response to rumors that he had joined the line, Blunt quipped on Twitter, “Offered to sing, and am now being ushered to the front.”
Blunt served as a reconnaissance officer with the British Life Guards before he became a musician.
When the Queen Mother was laid to rest in 2000, he was assigned to stand guard at her casket. During her funeral, “You’re Beautiful” singer Kelly Clarkson was there.
Offered to sing, and am now being ushered to the front. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/9YlC7TW9fD
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) September 18, 2022
On Monday (19 September), a procession will leave Westminster Abbey at 10:35 a.m. to begin the journey to Westminster Cathedral, where the funeral will commence at 11 a.m.