This morning, the body of the former prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, entered St. Paul’s Cathedral in London for her funeral service. Previously, her coffin, covered by a British flag, did its last trip from Westminster to the Cathedral, first by car and then by carriage.
Hundreds of supporters gathered along the street to show respect cheering and throwing flowers. Many other opponents turned their backs to the procession and some even hold banners that read “Buuh!” or shouted slogans against Thatcher.
Thatcher was honored with blanks from the Tower of London every minute and the silence of the bells of Big Ben. During the funeral British military bands performed Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Chopin.
Among those attending the funeral was Queen Elizabeth, British political elite and dignitaries from around the world.
Thatcher, who governed the UK between 1979 and 1990, died on April 8 after suffering a stroke. During her political activity, the so-called “Iron Lady” divided the British public with free market policies. It was the British prime minister who spent more years in office during the twentieth century. Thatcher also led the country to victory in the Falklands War in 1982.