Margaret Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in London
LONDON (AFP) - The ashes of late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher were laid to rest alongside the remains of her late husband Denis in London on Saturday, at a military nursing home she had long supported.
An oak casket containing the ashes of Britain's first and only female prime minister, who died in April after suffering a stroke at the age of 87, was placed in the leafy grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea nursing home beside those of Denis, who died in 2003.
A plaque bearing the simple inscription "Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013" was being erected at her final resting place.
Thatcher's twin children Mark and Carol were among the small group of mourners who gathered for a private service at the nursing home's chapel, along with Mr Tim Bell, who masterminded her three successful general election campaigns, and Ms Cynthia Crawford, her loyal personal assistant for more than three decades.