PICTURE SLIDESHOW: The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s funeral

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Deborah Cavendish, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, has been laid to rest.

Her son, the Duke of Devonshire, and the Prince of Wales were present as the woman who transformed Chatsworth was buried at a family plot in the grounds of St Peter’s Church, in Edensor, this afternoon.

Chatsworth House staff walk into position along the route leading to the Church. The funeral for the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire at Chatsworth House today October 2 2014. Over 600 staff and thousands of public lined the drive leading to Chatsworth House to pay their respects to the Dowager. 'Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk

Chatsworth House staff walk into position along the route leading to the Church. The funeral for the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire at Chatsworth House today October 2 2014. Over 600 staff and thousands of public lined the drive leading to Chatsworth House to pay their respects to the Dowager. 'Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk

Earlier, the funeral service of the last of the famous Mitford sisters took place.

The Duchess - known as Debo to her friends - passed away peacefully aged 94 last Wednesday.

Under bright skies, thousands of mourners from across Derbyshire and further afield descended upon Chatsworth estate to bid farewell to the shrewd businesswoman.