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The Ceremonial Funeral Of Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: The Bearer Party, made up of personnel from the three branches of the military, transfer the coffin of British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher onto a gun carriage to be drawn by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during her ceremonial funeral at the Church of St Clement Danes on April 17, 2013 in London, England. Dignitaries from around the world today join Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as the United Kingdom pays tribute to former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher during a Ceremonial funeral with military honours at St Paul's Cathedral. Lady Thatcher, who died last week, was the first British female Prime Minister and served from 1979 to 1990 (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Margaret Thatcher's last journey

April 17, 2013

Borne aloft on the shoulders of eight military servicemen, the coffin of Margaret Thatcher was carried up the steps of London's main cathedral on 17 April 2013 for a funeral service attended by Queen Elizabeth, Britain's political elite, and global dignitaries. Thousands of supporters lined the streets of London as her casket made its final journey from the centre of British political power in Westminster to the service on top of a gun carriage draped in the red, white and blue British flag. Most people clapped in respect but about two dozen opponents turned their backs on the procession. Thatcher, who governed Britain from 1979 to 1990, died on April 8 after suffering a stroke.