Thatcher: her life in pictures

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher attends the opening of a the new Canine Partners training accommodation building at the National Training Centre in Heyshott in West Sussex, on June 02, 2009. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Shaun Curry
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets personnel aboard the HMS Antrim 8 January, 1983 during her five-day visit to the Falkand Islands. Picture: AFP
Pope Benedict XVI, greets former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, during an address to the Civil Society at Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament, in central London on September 17, 2010 Picture: TIM IRELAND / POOL / AFP
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis receive gifts 06 January 1988 during a visit in Nairobi. Sir Denis Thatcher died 26 June 2003 at London hospital. He was 88. Picture: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP
French President François Mitterrand welcomes British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 25 June 1984, as she arrives at the Fontainebleau castle for a summit of European Economic Community leaders to reach a decision on Britain's budget contribution. Picture: AFP
Mark Thatcher poses alongside his mother, Prime Minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher and her father Denis Thatcher, 16 January 1982. Picture: AFP
British Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher is received by French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac, on May 09, 1975 in Hotel Matignon in Paris, during a private visit to France. Picture: AFP
Lady Margaret Thatcher (C) with her son Mark (L) and daughter Carol (R), stand behind her husband, Sir Dennis Thatchers coffin after leaving the Royal hospital for his funeral service, London 03 July 2003. Picture: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP
File: Ronald Reagan (R) and Margaret Thatcher wave after their arrival in Camp David, 22 December 1984, before their meeting. Picture: AFP
Photo dated 19 December 1984 showing senior Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (L) meeting the then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Beijing. Picture: PIERRE-ANTOINE DONNET / AFP
Workmen lower Britain's Union flags to half-mast above 10 Downing Street in London, on April 8, 2013, following the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Picture: PHOTO/Leon Neal
A picture dated June 8, 2010 shows former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher waving to photographers as she stands with current British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, in central London. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal
File: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher applauds during a defence session 3 October, 2000, on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference in the Bournemouth International Centre. Picture: AFP

It is reported that the 87-year-old Thatcher died at the Ritz hotel in Central London the late morning of April 8, 2013.

British papers say her son Mark and her daughter, Carol, were not with her when she succumbed to a stroke at about 11:00.

In a statement released from Buckingham Palace shortly after the news of Lady Thatcher's fate, it was reported that the Queen was 'saddened by the news'.

View our gallery from some of the highlights of her colourful political career and life. 

 

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