Photos: Thatcher and Reagan's friendship

Updated 1430 GMT (2230 HKT) April 8, 2013
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Former world leaders Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan met many times as partners in diplomacy and policy-making and developed a public friendship. "We have lost a great president, a great American and a great man. And I have lost a dear friend," Thatcher said at Reagan's funeral in 2004. Here, the two at the House of Commons in London on November 28, 1978. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images
Thatcher and Reagan chat at a British Embassy dinner in Washington in February 1981. Ronald Reagan Library/Getty Images
Thatcher, right, and Reagan at the summit of the seven industrialized powers at Versailles in Paris in 1982. Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match via Getty Images
Thatcher reads a joint declaration in the Guildhall as Reagan and French President Francois Mitterand listen after a summit conference in London in May 1984. Popperfoto/Getty Images
Thatcher and Reagan listen to the American national anthem at Kensington Palace Gardens after Reagan's arrival from Ireland for a summit in London in June 1984. Bryn Colton/Getty Images
Thatcher and Reagan share a joke at her residence, No. 10 Downing St., in London in June 1984. Keystone/Getty Images
Reagan and Thatcher take a golf cart around Camp David in December 1984. UPI/AFP/Getty Images
First lady Nancy Reagan meets Thatcher at No. 10 Downing St. in July 1986. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Thatcher and Reagan meet in the garden of the Cipriani Hotel in Venice, Italy, during an economic summit in June 1987. Peter Jordan//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
The two world leaders dance during a White House state dinner in November 1988. Diana Walker//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Thatcher and Reagan attend a formal event in January 1989. Tom Stoddart/Getty Images
Thatcher pays her respects at Reagan's casket during his viewing at the Capitol in June 2004. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images
Thatcher sits behind Ronald Prescott Reagan as he comforts his mother, Nancy Reagan, during the late president's interment ceremony in Simi Valley, California, in June 2004. ANDREW WINNING/AFP/Getty Images