Dressed in bright blue – the colour associated with the Conservative Party of which she was once leader – and with a radiant smile on her face.
This was former prime minister Margaret Thatcher on her 86th birthday.
The retired politician was snapped leaving her home with her son, Sir Mark and his wife Sarah.
The trio were heading out for a celebratory lunch in London.
Lady Thatcher has suffered a number of health problems in the past few years, and is rarely seen in public.
She declined an invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in April.
The former British leader looked happy and healthy this week however, as she was helped to her car by her family.
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