Baroness Thatcher funeral as it happened

Key points

  • The funeral of Baroness Thatcher, Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, has taken place at St Paul's Cathedral in central London
  • Lady Thatcher died on Monday, 8 April, at the age of 87, after suffering a stroke
  • Her coffin was taken by gun carriage to the cathedral, accompanied by members of the armed forces, who also lined the route
  • Some 2,300 people attended the funeral, including the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prime Minister David Cameron
  • A protest was staged along the route of the funeral procession, although the crowds included many thousands of well-wishers
  • Former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair also attended, as well as celebrities including Dame Shirley Bassey and Jeremy Clarkson

Live text


  • Sarah Bell 
  • Rob Corp 
  • Claire Heald 
  • Emma Thelwell 

Last updated 9 May 2013

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