In London today, streets were sealed off as thousands of people gathered to line the route to St Paul's Cathedral - Lady Thatcher's final journey from Westminster.
Our Political Correspondent, Alison Mackenzie, spent the morning with the crowds in the capital, including those who made the journey from the Midlands.
Baroness Thatcher was honoured with a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen and dignitaries.
If there were protests, they certainly did not disrupt Baroness Thatcher's funeral nor sully what was indisputably a dignified farewell.
Key facts about today's funeral for Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven