– Commander Christine Jones
We would like to thank Londoners and visitors to the city for their co-operation today, particularly in relation to travel disruptions. We are also grateful to those members of the public who spoke with us prior to the event and enabled us to facilitate their peaceful protest in a way which did not impact either their protest or those who wished to pay their respects.It is as ever testament to the public that yet another large scale ceremonial event, viewed by the world's media, has been successful.
The nation will pay its final respects to Baroness Thatcher as thousands of people are expected to line the streets of central London. The former prime minister will be carried with full military honours to St Paul's Cathedral.