Margaret Thatcher funeral: In Pictures

Thousands lined the streets of London today for the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Baroness Thatcher was granted the honour of a ceremonial funeral at St

Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen, dignitaries from around

the world and all of her successors as prime minister.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip outside St Paul's Cathedral after the service (Tim Rooke / Rex Features)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher, at St Paul's Cathedral, central London

A mourner holds the order of service during the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher, at St Paul's Cathedral

The gun carriage carrying the body of Margaret Thatcher heading towards St Paul's Cathedral (David Fisher / Rex Features)

Six-year-old Vienna Wilson from Newcastle arrives to place flowers at the door of the home of Baroness Thatcher, prior to her funeral service

A Union flag draped coffin bearing the body of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is carried on a gun carriage drawn by the King's Troop Royal Artillery during the ceremonial funeral procession of Baroness Thatcher

The Bearer Party made up of personnel from the three branches of the military transfer the coffin of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher onto a gun carriage to be drawn by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from the Church of St Clement Danes to her funeral service

Miners arrive at Easington Colliery club for today's gathering as the funeral of Baroness Thatcher takes place

Police officers on the roof of St Paul's Cathedral, central London, for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher

Armed police officers on a rooftop overlooking St Paul's Cathedral

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York attends the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher, at St Paul's Cathedral

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger attends the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher, at St Paul's Cathedral, central London.

A spectator sporting a Union Flag hat and coat at Parliament Square

Mourners make their way up the steps of St Paul's Cathedral for the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher, at St Paul's Cathedral

Phil Williams from Chester holds a banner outside the Courts of Justice in the Strand prior to the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedra

Phil Williams from Chester holds a banner outside the Courts of Justice in the Strand prior to the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral

Residents from mining communities near Barnsley put out banners on the day of the funeral

Mounted Police make their way up Whitehall prior to the funeral service

The first spectators around Downing Street for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher arrived today

The first spectators around Downing Street for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher arrived today

Spectators start to congregate at the steps of St Paul's Cathedral

A policeman stands guard in Trafalgar Square

Police officers patrol Parliament Square in London

A police officer unwinds some police tape at the steps of St Paul's Cathedral

The coffin of Baroness Thatcher rests in the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft beneath the Houses of Parliament in central London.

A hearse carrying the coffin bearing the body of Baroness Thatcher arrives at the Palace of Westminster yesterday, where it rested overnight in the chapel of St Mary Undercroft before today's funeral