Photo opportunities are something that all modern politicians have to endure. And Margaret Thatcher, who has passed away at the age of 87, was no exception.

From having a pint in the Rovers Return to doing a spot of DIY, check out some of the former Prime Minister's silliest snaps...

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  • Thatcher the milk-snatcher

    Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher holds her namesake, Maggie a Charolais calf, during her electioneering tour of East Anglia.

  • Thatcher vs England (football team)

    Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher sharing a joke with England footballers, left to right, Kevin Keegan, Terry McDermott, Phil Thompson and Emlyn Hughes and other members of the international squad outside 10 Downing Street when they were leaving after attending a reception given by Mrs Thatcher in 1980.

  • Thatcher, the protected

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wears protective clothing as she tours the premises of Vacuum Interrupters Ltd in 1981.

  • Thatcher does DIY

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tries her hand at wallpaper trimming when she visited the building class at Walderslade Secondary School for boys at Chatham, Kent, during her 1987 election campaign tour of Medway towns.

  • Thatcher visits Coronation Street

    Margaret Thatcher toasts Julie Goodyear and the cast of Coronation Street when she visited the Rovers Return at Granada Television Studios in Manchester.

  • Thatcher the diddy woman

    The Prime Minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, with her very own 'tickling stick' talking with laughter maker Ken Dodd at the London Palladium when she attended the evening performance of the comedian's "Laughter Show".

  • Thatcher the cameraman

    1987. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in a light-hearted mood on election day morning taking a position behind the lens for a change. Mrs Thatcher was on a vote-catching trip around her Finchley constituency.

  • Thatcher strapped up

    1979: Margaret Thatcher in an inter-ship jackstay for her high-speed shortcut across the Pool feature of the 25th London International Boat Show which she opened at Earls Court in London.

  • Thatcher works with children and animals

    Schoolchildren Patrick and Elizabeth Hanlon introduce their pet dog Jason to Margaret Thatcher on Westminster Bridge, in London, after the Conservative Leader had presented a Certificate of Merit awarded by the RSPCA to Matthew Parris (background left) a member of her Private Office staff.

  • Thatcher the icon

    Margaret Thatcher holds up a "I love Maggie" t-shirt at the Conservative Party Conference exhibition in Blackpool.

  • Thatcher the street-cleaner

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, right, in the driving seat with Lady Porter, leader of Westminster City Council, outside 10 Downing Street, London, in a high-pressure water street cleaning machine, part of the Westminster Initiative against litter.

  • Thatcher meets Timmy Mallett

    TVAM's Timmy Mallett and Margaret Thatcher.

  • Thatcher the European

    Margaret Thatcher, sporting a sweater bearing the flags of European nations, in Parliament Square during her 'Yes to Europe' campaign.

  • Thatcher the twitcher

    File photo dated 29/05/1987 of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, waist-deep in blackcurrent bushes, bringing the agricultural scene into focus during a visit to Appleford Farm, Rivenhall, near Witham, East Anglia.

  • Thatcher, friend of the workers

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher looks over the shoulder of a sewing machinist when she visited the Aquascutum factory in Hemel Hemstead, Herts. Mrs Thatcher, an Aquascutum customer, is the first British Prime Minister to visit one of the firm's factories.

  • Thatcher the prepared

    Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher sits in the House of Lords, before the Queen's Speech for the State Opening of Parliament.

  • Thatcher the builder

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tries her hand at bricklaying when she visited the building class at Walderslade Secondary School for boys at Chatham, Kent, during her election campaign tour of Medway towns.

  • Thatcher and Paddington

    Conservative leader Mrs Margaret Thatcher, who is 53 today, holding a birthday cake in the shape of a key with the words written on it 'No.10 Many Happy Returns, Margaret' and a giant Paddington Bear dressed in blue and wearing a Tory rosette which were presented to her at Brighton when she made her speech on the closing day of the 1978 Conservative conference.

  • Thatcher, the artist

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher paints in the left eye of a large red, gold, black and white wooden doll, part of a traditional Japanese ceremony, during the official opening of Nissan's new car plant in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

  • Thatcher has a laugh. Sort of.

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (r) during a tour of the set of Granada TV soap Coronation Street, where she met stars Alf Roberts (Bryan Mosley), screen wife Audrey (Sue Nicholls, centre) and Sally Webster (Sally Whittaker).

  • Thatcher, car-driver

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the wheel of a Bluebird car at Nissan's new car plant which she officially opened in Washington in Tyne and Wear.

  • Thatcher, man of the match

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes to a tennis court shoeless and a delivers a forehand when she opened David Lloyd's 4.5 million tennis and fitness centre, which has 12 courts, in London.

  • Thatcher does some DIY

    Opposition leader Margaret Thatcher decorates her new flat in the grounds of the National Trust's Scotney Castle in Kent.

  • Thatcher drives a tractor

    Then-opposition leader Margaret Thatcher at the wheel of a tractor during a visit to her sister's farm, Foulton Hall, Ramsey, near Harwich.

  • Margaret Thatcher and more cows

    Opposition leader Margaret Thatcher, shepherds crook in hand, feeds a cow during a visit to her sister's farm, Foulton Hall, Ramsey, near Harwich.

  • Thatcher gets a rabbit

    1979: Margaret Thatcher is presented with "Floppy", a knitted woollen rabbit in the Conservative colours, and a kiss by two year old Timothy Simmonds outside her Flood Street, Chelsea home in London

  • Margaret Thatcher packs Easter Eggs

    Mrs Margaret Thatcher dressed for industry today as she tries her hand at packing Easter eggs at Cadbury's Bournville factory. The Tory leader visited the factory as part of her Midlands electioneering tour.

  • Thatcher is sung to

    Conservative Leader Margaret Thatcher flanked by showbusiness stars voicing their support for her with a special song "Hello Maggie" on the platform at the Wembley Conference Centre. From left Nigel Davenport, (his wife extreme left), Molly Weir, Liz Fraser, Pete Murray, Vince Hill and Lulu.

  • Thatcher's celebrity supporters

    Comedian and DJ Kenny Everett (centre) gives Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher a big hand of support, at the Tory Youth Rally at the Wembley Conference Centre. (L-R) Bob Monkhouse, Monty Modlyn, Everett, Mrs Thatcher, Ted Rogers and Jimmy Tarbuck.

  • Thatcher hangs out

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in the front seat of the Vanden Plas model of the new Austin Maestro.

  • Thatcher is heavy-tech

    Margaret Thatcher in the driving seat of a Heavy-tech cab made by Motor Panels of Coventry, when she opened the industrial design exhibition "Drive forward -- Towards the Year 2000"

  • Thatcher drives a crane

    Premier Margaret Thatcher at the controls of a giant mobile crane, when she inaugurated what was said to be the City of London's biggest construction project since rebuilding after the Great Fire in 1666.

  • Thatcher meets Geldof

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher talks to Bob Geldof during the Daily Star Golden Awards. The singer was one of the award winners for forming the group 'Band Aid' and raising millions of pounds for Ethiopia's famine victim

  • Thatcher with the Red Army Dancers

    Margaret Thatcher enjoying a chat with dancers from the Red Army Ensemble -- Moscow Military District, at the Royal Albert Hall.

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  • Margaret Thatcher - General Election

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher leaving 10 Downing Street after the Conservative Party won a convincing majority in the General Election.

  • Denis and Margaret Thatcher

    Baroness Margaret Thatcher reunited with her husband Sir Denis Thatcher, this afternoon when he returned home after spending the last few weeks recovering from his six-hour coronary by-pass operation. * Sir Denis the husband of former Conservative Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, who is 87-years-old, said he was looking forward to a relaxing weekend in their home in Belgravia, West London. 15/6/03: His family said that the 88-year-old had been readmitted to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for tests following major heart surgery in January. *30/10/03: Baroness Thatcher will be joined by her twin children, Carol and Mark, at a memorial service to pay tribute to her late husband, Sir Denis Thatcher. Sir Denis died in June, aged 88 having undergone major heart surgery six months earlier from which it appeared he had made a good recovery.

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    David Montgomery/Getty Images)British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, circa 1985. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images) (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

  • Politics - Helmut Kohl Visit - Chequers, Buckinghamshire

    Margaret Thatcher and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Germany at ease in the grounds as they had three hours of 'relaxed and very friendly' talks at Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence. They agreed more emphasis should be laid on the warmth of Anglo-German relations.

  • Thatcher and David Cameron meet for dinner

    Baroness Thatcher and Conservative leader David Cameron meet for dinner at the Goring Hotel in Victoria, south-west London.

  • Order of the Garter ceremony

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh sit with the Knights and Ladies of the Garter in the Waterloo Room at Windsor Castle before a Garter Service at St George's Chapel in the castle grounds. * The Knights and Ladies of The Most Noble Order of the Garter are, from left: front row, The Duke of Grafton, The King of Spain, The Queen of Denmark, The Duke of Gloucester, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Kent, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, The Queen of the Netherlands, The King of Norway. Second row; Page of Honour The Honorable John Bowes-Lyon, Sir Edward Heath, The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, The Duke of Wellington, The Chancellor Lord Carrington, Lord Richardson of Duntisbourne, Lord Bramall, Viscount Ridley, Lord Kingsdown, Baroness Thatcher, Page of Honour Lord Carnegie. Third row; Lord Inge, The Duke of Abercorn, Lord Ashburton, Sir Edmund Hilary, Sir Timothy Coleman, Sir William Gladstone and Sir Anthony Acland.

  • Royalty - State Visit of Queen Beatrix - 10 Downing Street

    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (l) and Prince Claus (2nd from right) with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street.

  • Politics - PM Margaret Thatcher - Clydach Vale, Rhondda Valley

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with Welsh Secretary Peter Walker at Clydach Vale in Rhondda Valley, where she saw derelict land being reclaimed as part of a factory development.

  • Royalty - Queen Beatrix and Margaret Thatcher - London

    Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands meet with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at Downing Street during their state visit to Britain.

  • Margaret Thatcher's papers

    File photo dated 17/06/07 of Margaret Thatcher and the Duke of York as a hand-written note by Lady Thatcher appears to show how she grappled with her response to the Duke of York's deployment as part of the Falklands task force.

  • Margaret Thatcher's papers

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 FRIDAY MARCH 22 File photo dated 01/10/88 of Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as Lady Thatcher's 1982 private papers include a number of brief mentions of figures who would go on to play a significant role in public and political life. They include an early meeting with Robert Mugabe, who had been elected as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980.

  • Margaret Thatcher Lays Flowers at Bradford City Fire Site

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, watched by her husband Denis, lays a wreath among the hundreds of other floral tributes near the turn stile area of the Bradford City football ground, Yorkshire, where many of the 52 victims of the tragedy were found.

  • Dutch Royalty - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Prince Claus - 10 Downing Street - London

    During the second day of their State visit to Britain, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Prince Claus are greeted by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street, London, for luncheon.

  • Politics - Thatcher Education Secretary - 1970

    Conservative MP Margaret Thatcher (the future British Prime Minister), Secretary of State for Education and Science.

  • Politics - Thatcher wedding day - 1951

    Unsuccessful Conservative candidate for Dartford, Margaret Hilda Roberts, 26, on the day of her wedding to Denis Thatcher at Wesley's Chapel, in London.

  • Politics - Conservative Women's Conference - 1973

    A popular event in the two-day programme of the Conservative Women's Conference was the address on education by Margaret Thatcher, Education Secretary.

  • Thatcher and the Red Army Dancers.

    Margaret Thatcher enjoying a chat with dancers from the Red Army Ensemble -- Moscow Military District, at the Royal Albert Hall.

  • Politics - Thatcher Wedding Day - 1951

    Unsuccessful Conservative candidate for Dartford, Margaret Roberts, 26, at her wedding to 36-year-old Denis Thatcher at Wesley's Chapel, in London.

  • Politics - Conservative Party Conference - Blackpool - 1970

    Prime Minister, Edward Heath sports a smile which lasted during a three-minute ovation he received at the opening of the annual Conservative conference at the Winter Gardens. Sharing the platform with him is Margaret Thatcher, Secretary for Education and Science.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher - 1975

    Margaret Thatcher, Conservative MP, receives a kiss from her husband Denis.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher - 1975

    Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher, at working her office at the House of Commons.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher - 1975

    Conservative MP Margaret Thatcher, 49, in her Chelsea home kitchen, before making her challenge for the Conservative Party leadership and a place in political history.

  • Politics - Thatcher and Reagan - 1975

    Former California Governor Ronald Reagan presenting a silver dollar medallion to Opposition Leader Margaret Thatcher when he visited her in her House of Commons office.

  • Politics - Conservative Local Government Conference - 1979

    Margaret Thatcher speaking at the Conservative Local Government Conference at Caxton Hall, London, when she angrily accused the Government of having tried to whip up non-existent emotions in the referendum campaigns.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher - Shadow Education Secretary - 1969

    Margaret Thatcher, spokesperson on Education in the Conservative Shadow Cabinet, at the Houses of Parliament.

  • Politics - General Election 1979

    Margaret and Denis Thatcher get away from it all with their 25-year-old twins, Mark and Carol, by strolling through the grounds of Scotney Castle, Kent where Mrs Thatcher has a National Trust flat. She is relaxing before the battle ahead to become the first female Prime Minster.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher - Chelsea, London

    Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher in a jubilant mood outside her Chelsea home, after Tory victories in by-elections at two former Labour strongholds - Workington and Walsall North.

  • Silver wedding anniversary.

    Margaret and Denis Thatcher with their children, Mark and Carol, at their Chelsea home on the day of their silver wedding anniversary.

  • Margaret Thatcher's papers

    File photo dated 26/4/1982 of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Wide divisions within the Conservative party over how the Government should respond to Argentina's invasion of the Falklands are revealed today as Margaret Thatcher's 1982 private papers are made public.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher - Vacuum Interrupters Ltd - 1981

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wears protective clothing as she tours the premises of Vacuum Interrupters Ltd.

  • Politics - General Election 1979

    Margaret Thatcher waves from the doorstep of Number 10 Downing Street in Whitehall, London, on the day of the General Election.

  • Politics - General Election 1979

    Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher in a thoughtful mood when she hosted her party's press conference in London, as the 1979 General Election campaign entered its final week.

  • Politics - First Female Prime Minister - Downing Street - 1979

    Britain's first women Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher arrives at no.10 Downing Street to take up office following the Conservative victory in the general election.

  • Politics - Conservative Party Conference - Blackpool - 1979

    A jubilant Margaret Thatcher acknowledging the standing ovation after her speech on the final day of the Conservative Party Conference at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

  • Thatcher Falkland Island surrender talks

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher facing an enthusiastic reception from well-wishers outside No 10 Downing Street, in London, on her return from the Commons, where she told MPs talks on a surrender by Argentina of the Falkland Islands were in progress.

  • Margaret Thatcher in garland.

    Margaret Thatcher addressing a crowd at Stoneleigh near Coventry wearing a garland presented to her by an Asian constituent.

  • Politics - General Election 1983

    Margaret Thatcher with her husband Denis greets supporters at a rally in Fleetwood during her campaign visit of the North West.

  • Politics - Conservative Party Conference - Blackpool - 1977

    Conservative party leader Margaret Thatcher with 16 year old Rother Valley schoolboy, William Hague, after he received a standing ovation from delegates at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool.

  • Margaret Thatcher won a landslide victory

    10th JUNE: On this day in 1983 Margaret Thatcher won a landslide victory to start her second term of power. The window of success frames the jubilant Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waving to well-wishers after her election win. At Tory Party headquarters, she told flag-waving supporters "My victory is greater than I had dared to hope".

  • Politics - Thatcher and Tongan king - 1983

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher looks pensive as she awaits the arrival of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

  • Politics - General Election 1983

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher returning to 10 Downing Street after winning the election. Instead of entering her official residence, she insisted on walking to the end of the street and the corner of Whitehall to shake hands with well-wishers.

  • Politics - Reagan and Thatcher - 1984

    Ronald Reagan has a word in the ear of Margaret Thatcher on the day that Thatcher becomes the longest-serving Prime Minister in the 20th century.

  • Politics - Thatcher and Reagan - 1984

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, left, with American President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy.

  • Politics - Channel Tunnel Agreement - Canterbury Cathedral - 1986

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with French President Francois Mitterrand at the Chapter House, Canterbury Cathedral, when the Channel Fixed Link Treaty was signed by the foreign secretaries.

  • Politics - General Election 1987

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gives a three-fingered salute outside 10 Downing Street as she begins her third successive term of office following the Conservative victory in the general election.

  • Margaret Thatcher and Francois Mitterand - Channel Tunnel

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President Francois Mitterand at Canterbury Cathedral for the signing of the Channel Fixed Link Treaty.

  • Politics - Economic Summit Banquet - London

    Left to right: Queen Elizabeth II, American President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at Buckingham Palace when they attended a special banquet hosted by the Queen following the London Economic Summit.

  • Politics - 250th Anniversary of the Prime Minister's office - Downing Street, London

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is joined by Queen Elizabeth II and five former PMs at 10 Downing Street, London, as she hosts a dinner celebrating the 250th anniversary of the residence becoming the London home of Prime Ministers. (L-R) James Callaghan, Lord Home, Thatcher, Lord Stockton, the Queen, Lord Wilson and Edward Heath.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher - Victory Ball - 1987

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis lead off the dancing during the Victory Ball at the Empress Hall, Blackpool.

  • Politics - Margaret Thatcher 10 Years in Power - Downing Street, London

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, London, ten years after they moved in, following the 1979 general election.

  • Politics - Thatcher and Family - Downing Street - 1989

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside 10 Downing Street, in London, with her son Mark, daughter-in-law Diane, and two-month-old grandson Michael.