Mourners bid Thatcher farewell

Final respects have been paid to Baroness Thatcher as the former prime minister was carried with full military honours to St Paul's Cathedral for her funeral.

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Thousands lined the route to pay their final respects to Britain's longest serving but most divisive Prime Minister.

Protests remained muted as the coffin draped with a Union Jack flag made its way to St Paul's Cathedral for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher this morning.

Her family was joined by more than 2,000 mourners including the Queen, foreign dignitaries politicians and Prime Ministers past and present.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports on a final farewell to Lady Thatcher:


Ashdown: 'Great respect for a remarkable Prime Minister'

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown spoke to ITV News Presenter Alastair Stewart after Baroness Thatcher's funeral and said: "It's an opportunity to pay respects to a remarkable Prime Minister.

"You may agree with her or not one thing is without doubt; when she came to power Britain was a wreck and disregarded by most of the world, when she left power Britain was a more successful country. For this great thanks, for this great respect."

Receptions for Thatcher family and foreign dignitaries

Mark Thatcher and family arrive at the Guildhall.

Guests begin to arrive at the Guildhall for a reception of friends and family of Lady Thatcher. A separate reception to be hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Mansion House for representatives from foreign states and other distinguished foreign VIPs.

Foreign Secretary William Hague hosts a reception at Mansion House for foreign dignitaries.
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