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    Margaret Thatcher Funeral: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Shirley Bassey and Katherine Jenkins Among Those in Attendance

    Sarah Thatcher, Mark Thatcher John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images

    Thousands gathered in London on Wednesday for the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.

    The ceremony brought together world leaders, friends, family and a few celebrities including opera singer Katherine Jenkins, actor Michael Crawford, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Shirley Bassey.

    Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, were also on hand.

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    The coffin containing the body of the former U.K. prime minister nicknamed the "Iron Lady" was borne on a gun carriage through the streets of London—with thousands of spectators lining the streets—to St. Paul's Cathedral, where the ceremony took place.

    While protesters were expected, given what a polarizing figure Thatcher had been, the number was reportedly minimal near the church.

    A private cremation and funeral were to follow.

    Thatcher died on April 8 at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.

    She held the office of prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

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