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Lady Thatcher's ashes laid to rest

Carol and Mark Thatcher attend the service to bury their mother's ashes Credit: PA

Baroness Thatcher's ashes were laid to rest today in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Members of her family including her children Sir Mark and Carol Thatcher attended a short church service in the chapel of the central London site before a solid oak casket containing her ashes was placed in the ground.

Lady Thatcher's ashes were placed alongside those of husband Denis Credit: PA

A headstone bearing the simple inscription "Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013" was being erected on top of her final resting place in the leafy grounds of the hospital.

The country's first female prime minister died aged 87 on April 8.