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Royal Fans Give London Tourism a Bump Amid UK Economic Woes

Members of the public queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state in Westminster Hall, in London, on Sept. 16.

Members of the public queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state in Westminster Hall, in London, on Sept. 16.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

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London (AP) -- Royal fans have poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mileslong line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II, who died after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And while they’re here, they’re packing hotels, restaurants and shops.