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‘Fusspots even took away my Werther’s Original’: Stewards are accused by mourners lining up to honor the Queen for overzealous confiscating items
Security Jobsworths had a field day when they took hand sanitizer and boiled sweets from elderly mourners queuing to pay their respects to the Queen.
Hi-vis stewards were accused of being overzealous when they cracked down on what could and couldn’t be taken to Westminster Hall, where the Queen lies in state.
Mourners also described pushing brutally to the back of the queue as young people took advantage of the space left by slow elderly people in line.
Officials have enforced airport-style security as the public enters the Palace of Westminster.
Mourners also described pushing brutally to the back of the row as young people abused the space left by slow elderly people in line.
One mourner had to hand over a single Werther’s Original, lipstick and sanitizer, while others said several items had been seized.
Matthew, 39, said: ‘I was told to throw away my glass cleaner bottle, you just never thought of that.’
He also had to empty the liquid from his electronic cigarette.
His mother Glennis, 72, had her take away mini toothpaste, deodorant and face cream.
“I won’t look so fresh tomorrow,” she said.
One mourner had to hand over a single Werther’s Original, lipstick and hand sanitizer, while others said several items were confiscated
Jane, 53, had a confrontation with the flight attendants after they demanded that she hand over her perfume bottle.
“They told me to throw away my Chanel No 5, but I begged and begged. I almost cried,’ she said. “They wanted my make-up too, but I hid it.”
While some couldn’t live without their perfume or snacks, it was revealed that others couldn’t part with their pets.
A parliamentary source told the Daily Mail that officials have stopped six mourners from entering Westminster Hall after they were caught smuggling their dogs hidden under coats.