What a send off! Barbara Windsor’s coffin adorned with the word ‘saucy’ and ‘The Dame’ in apt farewell

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Much-loved Barbara Windsor was making her fans smile even at her funeral with a Carry On-themed wreath.

Friends and family are today paying their respects to the national treasure at the service in London.

Barbara's famous catchphrase from the Carry On films 'saucy' was spelled out with flowers adorning her coffin.

The telly icon's hearse arrived with the floral tribute 'Babs' at the back before pallbearers carried her coffin inside Golders Green Crematorium.

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The Carry Ons were known for their humour and outrageous innuendos – and Barbara's loved ones made sure they gave a nod to her fun side as they said goodbye.

The words 'The Dame' could also been seen as she was laid to rest.

The TV legend died last month at the age of 83 following a brave six-year battle with Alzheimer's.

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Actor Ross Kemp and Barbara's husband Scott Mitchell were at Golders Green Crematorium in London to say farewell to the star.

Her lifelong friend Christopher Biggins was among the first to arrive.

Little Britain comedians David Walliams and Matt Lucas were also sighted outside the redbrick building.

Only 30 mourners were able to pay their respects because of strict social distancing demands amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Barbara's husband Scott, whom she wed in 2000 and was by her side until her death, led the funeral procession.

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EastEnders stars Jamie Borthwick and Dean Gaffney also attended.

The star's on-screen son, Ross Kemp, gave a eulogy during the emotional service.

In-keeping with her charisma, the hearse was filled with bright pink and white flowers.

Barbara's devastated husband says he is stunned after fans have so far raised nearly £150,000 in her memory for Alzheimer's Research UK.

Scott said: "I have been completely overwhelmed by the response from Barbara's fans, friends and former colleagues.

"This outpouring of support has filled me with pride and been a huge comfort to me. It just shows how loved, respected and adored my Barbara was. That's magical.

"I'm determined to honour her legacy by doing everything I can to support dementia research and help Alzheimer's Research UK's search for a cure.

"We must find a way to stop future generations going through what so many of us have already."

To make a donation to Alzheimer's Research UK in memory of Dame Barbara Windsor, visit www.justgiving.com/DameBarbara

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