The Ceremonial Funeral of Baroness Thatcher

By Kitty Donaldson - 2013-04-17T08:10:55Z

Photograph by Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool

Company Symbol % Change
1 of 13

In Attendance

More than 2,000 mourners filled St. Paul’s Cathedral and church bells tolled as crowds and troops lined London’s streets for the final journey of Margaret Thatcher, with Britons still divided over the legacy of their only female prime minister.

Today’s ceremonial funeral, with more than 800 troops lining the capital’s streets and 4,000 police on duty, was the biggest such event for a British political leader since Winston Churchill in 1965. Queen Elizabeth II led the congregation for the premier known as the “Iron Lady.” Successors John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and the current prime minister, David Cameron, are among them, as are present and former political leaders from around the world.Left, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron gives a reading by the coffin during the eremonial funeral of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral in London.