Wednesday, 17 April 2013

# Foreign News # LWN

UK's first female Prime Minister "Margaret Thatcher" laid to rest

More than 250, 000 people lined the streets of London to bid farewell to UK's first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who died April 8th at the age of 87.

The Queen of England, Prime Minister David Cameron, 11 serving Prime Ministers from across the globe and 17 serving Foreign Ministers were among important dignitaries who attended the funeral.

See more Photos Below.

Leaving the cathedral: Baroness Thatcher's coffin is carried down the steps of St Paul's by the bearer party before being taken to a private cremation ceremony
Sombre: Lady Thatcher's family, including (l-r) daughter Carol Thatcher, Marco Grass, Sarah Thatcher, son Mark Thatcher, grandson Michael and granddaughter Amanda outside St Paul's
Respectful: Queen Elizabeth II speaks with (L-R) Marco Grass, Carol Thatcher, Sarah Thatcher and shakes hands with Sir Mark Thatcher as they leave St Paul's
Fantastic setting: An overhead view of guests attending the ceremonial funeral with the coffin taking centre stage in the middle

  Patriot: The flag-draped coffin arrives the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher
Procession: The Union flag-draped coffin bearing the body of Lady Thatcher is carried on a gun carriage drawn by the King's Troop Royal Artillery on the way to St Paul's

      Inside St Paul's during the serviceA view from inside St Paul's Cathedral during the Ceremonial funeral of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

     Amanda and Michael ThatcherMark Thatcher, son of British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and his wife Sarah
 The bearer party was carefully selected according to their height
 Armed guard: Sailors march during the Ceremonial funeral of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher at Dean's Court
                  The coffin was carried on one of six First World War-era gun carriages Armed service personnel march past during the procession
 The funeral procession for Baroness Thatcher passes along Ludgate Hill
 Showing their respects in different ways: Pockets of onlookers applauded as the hearse travelled up Whitehall, past Downing Street, while others fell silent
 Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Mayor of London Boris Johnson

   Emotional scenes: Lady Thatcher's body driven past the Houses of Parliament, where she served for more than five decades
 Goodbye Mama.......... RIP
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