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Baroness Thatcher Finally Laid To Rest
Baroness Thatcher's ashes have been laid to rest in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.
Her children, Sir Mark and Carol Thatcher, attended a short service in the chapel there before a solid oak casket containing her ashes was placed in the ground alongside those of her husband Sir Denis, who died in 2003.
A simple headstone bearing the inscription Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013 marks the site of the final resting place of Britain's first and only woman prime minister.
Lady Thatcher died aged 87 on April 8.
The longest-serving prime minister of the twentieth century, Lady Thatcher was given a ceremonial funeral with full military honours at St Paul's Cathedral on April 18, attended by more than 2,300 mourners including the Queen.
It was in stark contrast to Saturday's private service at All Saints Chapel in the hospital's Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, which she opened in 2009.
The small group of mourners included Lady Thatcher's former private secretary Lord Powell and Lord Bell, her former political adviser.
Sir Mark, his wife Sarah and Carol took it in turns to place a single red rose alongside the casket.
Carol, who wore sunglasses, comforted Cynthia Crawford, who was Lady Thatcher's personal assistant for more than 30 years.
Prayers were said while music was provided by the chapel choir who sang Po Atarau, a traditional Maori song of goodbye in recognition of Lady Thatcher's family connections with New Zealand.
Lady Thatcher built up a strong relationship with the Royal Hospital Chelsea during the last 10 years of her life and her final resting place was chosen by her.
She was elected MP for Finchley in 1959 and served as Conservative prime minister between 1979 and 1990.