The funeral procession carrying the coffin of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher departs St Paul's Cathedral. - Wednesday 17th April 2013

The funeral procession carrying the coffin of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher departs St Paul's Cathedral. Born Margaret Hilda Roberts on 13th October, 1925, in Grantham, England, Thatcher became one of the most influential figures of the 20th century after entering politics in the 1950s. Nicknamed The Iron Lady for her tough conservative stance, Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister after waging a successful general election campaign in 1979 and she went on to serve three consecutive terms in office. The veteran politician passed away on 8 April, 2013, after suffering a stroke following several years of declining health. - London United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th April 2013 (12 images)

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