Aretha Franklin’s niece Sabrina Garrett shared details of the Queen of Soul’s public viewing with INSIDE EDITION.

Thousands of mourners queued for blocks to view Aretha in repose in a gold-plated casket inside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Her body will be on view for four days leading up to Friday’s funeral.

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Today marks the first of four days of public viewings in Detroit, MI, for Aretha Franklin who passed away on August 16 at her Detroit apartment after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Thousands of mourners queued in long lines that stretched around the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where the Queen of Soul lay in repose in a golden casket.

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry attend Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service

Hundreds of survivors and their families attended a Grenfell Tower memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Wednesday. The 24-story public housing tower fire claimed 71 lives on June 14, 2017.

The royal family including Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Prince Harry joined the survivors and rescue workers at the memorial.

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Obama Sign Language Interpreter

The Johannesburg man accused of faking sign language interpretation for President Obama and other world leaders was part of a mob who burned 2 thieves to death in 2003, the Associated Press reports.

Jantjie stood less than 3 feet away from President Obama, and other world leaders, who spoke at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week.

One of Jantjie’s cousins and three of his friends told the AP he was among a group of men who accosted two television thieves and placed tires around their necks before setting them on fire.

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Michelle Obama

The Getty Images photographer who snapped the selfie seen around the world says First Lady Michelle Obama was not upset with President Barack Obama.

Roberto Schmidt’s infamous photo went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. The photo shows Obama snapping a ‘selfie’ with himself and the Danish Prime Minister during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Johannesburg.

Many critics slammed Obama for not maintaining decorum and dignity at such a solemn occasion.

Others assumed Mrs. Obama’s pinched facial expression indicated disapproval of the president’s childish behavior.

But the photographer disputed the reports.

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