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  Queen 'touched' by public tributes
Updated 06 April 2002, 19.15
Thousands of people have queued for hours
The Queen has said she is very touched by the amount of people queuing to pay their respects to her mother in Westminster Hall.

50,000 still waiting

For a second day thousands have people have queued all day, with 40,000 having paid tribute to the Queen Mother so far and another 50,000 still waiting.

The Queen is touched by people paying their respects
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "The Queen has been very touched that so many people are paying their respects."

The hall stayed open all night on Friday - even though it was supposed to be closed - and will be open again on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Fact File
Queuing advice
Wait is currently six hours
Waterloo or Embankment are nearest tubes to the queue
Hall open overnight Saturday and Sunday
Wrap up warm; bring refreshments
Police queuing hotline: 0207 593 7851, 8am-8pm
Buckingham Palace also announced that Tuesday's funeral will attended by more than 2,000 guests including George Bush's wife Laura.

The service will begin at 11:30 in the morning, and will last for around 50 minutes.

Police advise people thinking of queuing to pay their respects that they may be queuing for as long as five or six hours, and that they should wrap up warm and bring refreshments.

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