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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PM: Ceremonial funeral a 'fitting tribute' to Thatcher

Prime Minister David Cameron with Margaret Thatcher in 2010.

Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral is a "fitting tribute" to a major national figure, David Cameron said.

Mr Cameron told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think it will be quite a sombre event but it is a fitting tribute to a great prime minister, respected around the world.

"I think other countries in the world would think Britain had got it completely wrong if we didn't mark this in a proper way."

The Prime Minister urged the Iron Lady's political opponents to show "respect" during the event, even though they may have disagreed with her policies.

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