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  • Military personnel carry the coffin of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher into St Paul's Cathedral, for her funeral service, in London April 17, 2013.
  • Crowds gather to observe the funeral procession of former British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, as it travels along Ludgate Hill to her funeral service at St Paul's Cathedral, in London April 17, 2013. 
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center left, and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, arrive for the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, outside St. Paul's Cathedral, central London, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

  • The funeral procession of former British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, travels along Ludgate Hill to her funeral service at St Paul's Cathedral. The coffin was borne on a Gun Carriage drawn by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

  • The coffin containing the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher leaves the ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London. World leaders and dignitaries from 170 countries were in attendance.
  • Carol Thatcher watches as the hearse carrying her mother, former British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, is driven away after her funeral service at St Paul's Cathedral.
  • Members of Margaret Thatcher's family from left, daughter Carol Thatcher and partner Marco Grass, Sarah Thatcher, wife of son Mark Thatcher, and grandchildren Michael and Amanda Thatcher after the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • A protester holds a placard during a party to mark former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death in central London's Trafalgar square, April 13, 2013. 
  • People celebrate during a party to mark the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in central London's Trafalgar square, April 13, 2013. 


  • A British police officer performs security checks with a sniffer dog ahead of the ceremonial funeral procession for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London, April 17, 2013.
  • Thatcher's most strident critics had long vowed to hold a gathering in central London on the Saturday following her passing, and the festivities were an indication of the depth of the hatred which some Britons still feel for their former leader.

Britain and World Dignitaries Say Goodbye to 'Iron Lady'

Published April 17, 2013

Thatcher's flag-draped coffin was transported by horse-drawn gun carriage to St. Paul's Cathedral, where world leaders and dignitaries from 170 countries waited.


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