Also in the crowd were people with kinship and ancestry from other Commonwealth countries.
“Despite my Pakistani roots, I was born here and I feel part of the Commonwealth, many years ago, but I still have that relationship with the royal family,” said Rifat Soyfoo.
“I think this is the last occasion to pay my respects,” added Soyfoo. “People keep saying, ‘The Queen bless her soul has worked tirelessly, so selflessly.’ [and talking about] the way she holds the country together no matter what creed, color, community you come from. “
Chris Imafidon, a Nigerian, British professor, said: “She gave us a lot. . “