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Monday, 7 October, 2002, 15:31 GMT 16:31 UK
In pictures: Prince Claus remembered
Crowds have gathered in Amsterdam to remember Prince Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who has died aged 76. The prince had overcome post-war Dutch suspicion of his German origins to win a place in public affections.

The hearse
The hearse carrying Prince Claus's body arrives at the royal palace Huis ten Bosch, in The Hague.

A little girl lays flowers for Prince Claus
The prince died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and pneumonia (AFP).

Two people light candles and pray in front of the royal palace
Many Dutch citizens came to pray, light candles and leave flowers in his memory.

Flags at half mast near the Dutch parliament building
Flags will remain at half mast across the country by government order until the funeral next week.

Prince Clause and his son, Willem Alexander, in 1968
The couple's first son, Willem Alexander, was the first male heir to the Dutch throne in nearly a century (AFP).

Prince Claus married Beatrix on 10 March 1966
The prince overcame opposition to his marriage in 1966 caused by suspicion of his German nationality (AFP).
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