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Tuesday, 2 April, 2002, 15:04 GMT 16:04 UK
Picture gallery: Sorrow on The Mall
The Queen Mother's body has been returned to London.

BBC News Online photographer Phil Coomes joined the hundreds of mourners lining the route of the sad procession.

Mourners line The Mall
People of all ages came to witness the final few yards of the Queen Mother's journey to St James's Palace

Scots Guards pipes on The Mall
Despite the sadness of the occasion, the band of the Scots Guards offered a rousing musical tribute

Police motorcycles lead the procession
The crowds fell silent as the cortege swept slowly down The Mall. Many gently applauded as it passed

The Queen Mother's coffin arrives at St James's
Draped in her standard, the Queen Mother's coffin was reverently carried through the doors of St James's

Children watch the Queen Mother's hearse
Many found the event deeply moving. "She was a mother and grandmother to us all," said one bystander


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