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Friday, 5 April, 2002, 11:50 GMT 12:50 UK
Picture gallery: Crowds pay their respects
Thousands of people from all walks of life gathered to watch the Royal funeral procession on its journey to Westminster Hall.

People in tents
Some people camped out for the night in order to secure a good spot

People sitting on chairs behind the barriers
Many made themselves comfortable for the long wait ahead

Pictures of the Queen Mother lining the route
Some well-wishers brought pictures of the nation's favourite grandmother

Crowds watching the procession
It was a moving occasion for those watching

A Chelsea pensioner pays an emotional farewell
A Chelsea pensioner wipes away a tear as the procession passes by

The funeral procession is escorted into Old Palace Yard, Westminster
Thousands lined the route as the funeral cortege made its way to Westminster Hall

The crowd had grown into hundreds of thousands by late morning
Police estimate that around 250,000 people turned out to pay their respects

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