Friday, 19 April 2013

Armed only with Handbags, Queen Elizabeth II and Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Armed only with handbags and impeccably dressed, two of the most influential women recognised worldwide, personify the last remnants of the twentieth century. On the left in this photo, Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II and walking beside her the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister in British history.

Never before have we seen two women ruling the U.K. simultaneously, one as head of state and one as head of government. Margaret Thatcher was in office as Prime Minister from the 4th May, 1979 until the 28th November, 1990 representing an era of Britain that was truly unique. Although not impossible, the chances of two women being in positions of power at the same time is very slim indeed, which makes it all the more special for those who lived during this time.

The fact that a woman could obtain the top job of Prime Minister gave hope and inspiration to many women across the U.K. some of whom have become leading ladies of their own companies.

The late Margaret Thatcher celebrating her 70th birthday with Queen Elizabeth II.

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