2002
WORLD NEWS

Hundreds of thousands gather to bid farewell to Queen Mother

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 9 Apr 2002

LONDON - About 400,000 people gathered Tuesday morning in the streets outside Westminster Abbey to witness the pomp and ceremony of the funeral of the Queen Mother.

World leaders, European royalty and heads of state were in attendance inside the historic abbey.

So were thousands of ordinary citizens. "It wasn't just little old ladies who were remembering the Second World War," a historian said. "It was the whole of Britain."

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The Queen Mother's coffin is carried into Westminster Abbey

The Queen Mother's coffin is carried into Westminster Abbey