BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: UK  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
England
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Politics
Education
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
EDITIONS
Sunday, 31 March, 2002, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK
'Our tribute to a sweet lady'
Lynne and Ronan Robertson heard of the Queen Mother's death late on Saturday night. BBC News Online follows the couple as they pay tribute to "the nation's grandmother".

Lynne Robertson selects a bunch of irises
At a Windsor flower stall, just yards from where the Queen Mother will be buried, owner Richard Collins said many customers have been "fighting back the tears on this sad day".

Lynne Robertson pays Richard Collins
Lynne Robertson confidently reaches across the bouquets for two bunches of irises. "Blue flowers for a lady who always seemed to be wearing blue," she said.

Lynne and Ronan Robertson reach Windsor Castle
As the couple make their way up to Windsor Castle - where the Queen Mother's body lies - Lynne says the 101-year-old's death is the "end of an era and that's a great sadness".

Lynne Robertson waits in the crowd
Picking her way through the small crowd of mourners and tourists, Lynne says she is saddened but not surprised by the lack of people paying their respects to the Queen Mother.

Lynne Robertson hands over her flowers
Handing her flowers to a police officer, Lynne says the Royal Family may struggle to fill the gap left by the Queen Mother's death. "She kept the family together. She was very well respected but also a nice, sweet lady who they could take their problems to."


Key stories

Funeral ceremonies

Features

In pictures

AUDIO VIDEO

TALKING POINT

CBBC NEWSROUND
Links to more UK stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more UK stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes