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31st March 2002QUEEN MOTHER DIES
By Gary Laliberty

THE Queen Mother has died, Buckingham Palace has announced.

She died "peacefully in her sleep" this afternoon at the Royal Lodge, Windsor, with the Queen at her bedside.

A Palace spokesman said: "Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother had become increasingly frail in recent weeks following her bad cough and chest infection over Christmas.

"Her condition deteriorated this morning and her doctors were called. Queen Elizabeth died peacefully in her sleep at 3.15 this afternoon at Royal Lodge."

The Queen Mother's coffin is expected to be moved to the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park tomorrow morning. She was 101.

No decision has yet been taken on whether the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family will attend Easter service as planned at St George's Chapel at Windsor tomorrow.

31st March 2002Gary Laliberty
To: Peter Webmaster,
Sorry Peter, if the above post has broken any of the 'Rules' of this Forum. I thought it maybe of some intrest to some people 'outside' of England.
31st March 2002Arthur Bainbridge
Its the end of an era,still she left our lives enriched by her acts of concern and kindness,and 101 is a good innings.
31st March 2002Peter Critchley
Hi Gary,

No problem.. I agree with your sentiments.

1st April 2002Barry Iacoppi
A sad day for many.
Gawd bless her.
1st April 2002H.R.H. Prince Velekhaya Shange
May I also add my tribute here to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

She was like a 'barometer of life' to many of us.

She will be sadly missed.

His Royal Highness Prince Velekhaya Shange,
Prince of the Royal House of Zulu.