Margaret Thatcher Laid to Rest in Britain
The funeral of Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London on Wednesday brought out dignitaries and protesters alike.
Members of the public hold signs, including this one saying "Thank you, Britain's fighting lady", along the sidelines of the funeral procession for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on April 17 in London. She died April 8 following a stroke at age 87. Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage
Armed police lined the route of Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession, where dignitaries from around the world gathered on April 17. Authorities said security was boosted at the event following the dual explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. No one has claimed responsibility for that attack, which killed three people. Photo: Warrick Page/Getty Images
The family of Margaret Thatcher watches as her casket passes. From the left are Thatcher's daughter Carol Thatcher and her partner Marco Grass; Sarah Thatcher, the wife of son Mark Thatcher; and their children Michael and Amanda, who delivered one of the readings at the ceremony. Photo: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images
Margaret Thatcher's funeral service with military honors was held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Photo: Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Among the dignitaries attending Margaret Thatcher's funeral were Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, duke of Edinburgh (pictured here). Representing the United States were former secretaries of state George Shultz and James Baker; Barbara Stephenson, charge d’affaires to the UK; and Louis Susman, former ambassador to the UK. (See Shultz's and Baker's recollections of working with the "Iron Lady".) Photo: Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Protesters display an effigy of Margaret Thatcher in a coffin in Goldthorpe, northern England, on the day of her funeral April 17. Thatcher is considered one of Britain's most influential and divisive prime ministers for her efforts to bring the UK out of its economic slump. (Read more worldwide reaction to Thatcher's death.) Photo: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images