Farewell, Maggie

Gallery: Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

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The Gun Carriage

Crowds gather to watch as a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery carries the coffin of Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher as it leaves St Clement Danes Church and travels onto St Paul's Cathedral today.

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The Crowds

There was little evidence of protesters besides some booing heard on the BBC's broadcast. Protesters were vastly outnumbered by fans clapping, cheering and even singing “Jerusalem.”

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Tears for Thatcher

Gloria Martin, a supporter of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, wipes her tears as she joins others by the route of the funeral procession at St Paul's Cathedral.

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Protest Vote

They were few and far between on the day, but here, a lonely protestor holds a sign at Trafalgar Square ahead of the funeral procession.

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The Hearse

The coffin of the Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was brought down The Strand of the first half of its journey to St Paul's Cathedral in a hearse before being transferred to a gun carriage.

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Security Presence

Security was already at maximum level, but after the Boston bombings there was increased anxiety about safety. Here, a policeman stands in the street opposite spectators outside St. Paul's Cathedral.

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British Pride

A spectator waits for the funeral procession.

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Passing Home

A strong police presence on both sides of the street as the hearse containing the coffin of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passes the gates of Downing Street.

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Demonstrators hold placards and turn their backs in protest as the Union Jack-draped coffin passes.

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The Prime Minister

British Prime Minister David Cameron read the lesson during the service. Here, he is seen with his wife Samantha Cameron.

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Britain's Pride

Pallbearers carry the coffin draped in a Union Flag.

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Monarch's Favor

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attended the funeral, a first since the death of Winston Churchill.

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Falklands Theme

The Bearer Party was made up of personnel from regiments particularly associated with the Falklands war.


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Mark Thatcher

Mark Thatcher at the  funeral, who attended with his children. Thatcher's grandchild Amanda, an evangelical Christian, read one of the lessons.


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Order Order

Guests read from the order of service during the funeral.

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The End

The coffin of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is carried out of the Cathedral by the Bearer Party.

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Seating Arrangements

Some of the 2,000 guests take their seats ahead of the service.

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The Dean of Saint Paul's Cathedral David Ison led the service.