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.
The National Secretary of the National Union of Mineworks, Chris Kitchen, shares his thoughts of Margaret Thatcher's legacy.
Two North East soldiers are among the pallbearers at Lady Thatcher's funeral.
: Corporal Carl Spence, 29, of Hartlepool, County Durham, representing 9 Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers;
:: Lance Corporal James Steel, 24, of Ripon, North Yorkshire, representing 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment;
The Ministry of Defence selected the pallbearers based on height as well as ceremonial abilities. They are drawn from ships, squadrons and regiments particularly associated with the 1982 conflict in the Falklands.
Two soldiers from the North East are among those accompanying Lady Thatcher's coffin on its procession towards St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Cpl Carl Spence, from Hartlepool (pictured second from right on the near side) and L/Cpl James Steel, from Ripon (pictured to his left, third from right on the near side) will take part in the gun carriage procession and then carry the coffin into the cathedral for the service.
Prayers will be said for Baroness Thatcher during services at Durham Cathedral today to mark her funeral.
- Holy Communion 0730
- Morning Prayers 0845
- Service 1230
- Service 1715
The North East entrepreneur Sir John Hall, a former chairman of Newcastle United, is one of those attending Lady Thatcher's funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Two sisters from County Durham will be watching the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, which is due to take place tomorrow, with special interest.
Ever since Mrs Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979 the sisters have been collecting memorabilia of a woman they have always admired.
Derek Proud met them - and you can watch his full report below.
Baroness Thatcher's coffin has arrived at the Palace of Westminster where a service for MPs, peers and parliamentary staff will take place before her funeral tomorrow.