Labour peer, Baroness Helena Kennedy told Daybreak that she found the military element to Margaret Thatcher's funeral "unattractive", she said she would have preferred a much smaller affair.
"This kind of public ritual is in some ways replacing other things that have been lost and in some ways I think that is what this is about", she added.
The Queen led mourners at the ceremonial funeral of Baroness Thatcher in St Paul's Cathedral today as thousands lined the streets of London.
Falklands residents say they owe their freedom and their riches to Margaret Thatcher. Today they paused to reflect and to remember.
Baroness Thatcher was honoured with a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen and dignitaries.