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Tuesday, 15 October, 2002, 16:51 GMT 17:51 UK
In pictures: Prince Claus funeral
The funeral of Prince Claus, the German-born husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has taken place in the presence of kings and queens from the royal houses of Europe and Asia as well as tens of thousands of mourners.

Queen Beatrix and her son Crown Prince Willem Alexander
A tearful Queen Beatrix led the mourning for late husband

Dutch Royal Guard at prince's coffin
Prince Claus's coffin lay in state in the Noordeinde Palace for four days

Royal Dutch guards carry the prince's coffin
The nation paid a sombre tribute to one of its most popular royals

King Gustaf (right) and Queen Silvia of Sweden, with Belgian royals King Albert  and Queen Paula
Europe's royal families were well represented

Prince Charles
Prince Charles represented the British royal family

Procession moves through the streets of The Hague
Some 6,000 soldiers lined the procession, as well as tens of thousands of civilian mourners

The hearse carrying the prince's coffin
The procession from The Hague palace to the royal vault in Delft was nine kilometres long

Japanese Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko
Japanese royal house also took part in the funeral

Royal hearse arrives to Delft
The procession arrived at a 15th century church where Dutch royals have been interred for more than 400 years
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