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Saturday, 30 March, 2002, 18:01 GMT
In pictures: 100th birthday
In August 2000 tens of thousands of well-wishers decked in red, white and blue gathered outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen Mother's 100th birthday. Here are some pictures from the day.

The Queen Mother waves to the gathered crowds
The Queen Mother makes her way to Buckingham Palace with her grandson, Prince Charles

Queen Mother and Prince Charles travel past the crowds
Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of the Queen Mother as her carriage heads for Buckingham Palace

Queen Mother waves from the balcony
The Queen Mother waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

 Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth the Second
The Queen Mother is joined by her daughters, Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth

Crowds gather around the Queen Victoria Memorial in the Mall
Crowds gather around the Queen Victoria Memorial to sing Happy Birthday

Royal Family on the Buckingham palace balcony
The crowd is treated to a view of the Royal Family together

Essex town criers Steve Clow and Peter Baker
Town criers Steve Clow and Peter Baker ring a birthday greeting for the Queen Mother

Buckingham Palace
Press photographers send pictures of the celebrations around the world

Royal fan Jenny Clifton
Flags and flowers: Jenny Clifton, of Folkestone, wears a home-made hat

A hearty breakfast for patient Royal fans
Fans enjoy breakfast after a night camped outside Buckingham Palace

US-based fans of Royalty
Royal fans Connie Nisinger and Phyliss Barnes travelled from the US for the celebrations

The Mall in London
A sea of goodwill: Tens of thousands line The Mall to mark the birthday celebrations
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