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Saturday, 6 April, 2002, 16:09 GMT 17:09 UK
Picture gallery: Paying tribute
Mourners wishing to pay their last respects to the Queen Mother have been queuing night and day to see her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall.

In Saturday's spring sunshine, the lines of people are stretching several miles long, while the atmosphere inside the hall is described as "moving" and "awesome".

Queues stretching past Victoria Tower Gardens
Queues began to form early on Saturday morning

Mourners waiting in line by the Palace of Westminster
People of all ages stand patiently in line, with the wait by mid-morning estimated to be up to six hours

Queues are snaking along the Thames
Well-wishers have plenty of time to chat and swap stories before they reach the entrance to the hall

The Queen Mother's coffin lies in state
Once inside Westminster Hall, the atmosphere turns more solemn

Inside Westminster Hall
Mourners have described the experience as "beautiful" and "moving"

A military bandsman marks the minutes silence in honour of the Queen Mother
At Aintree, a bandsman pauses for a minute's silence ahead of the Grand National


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