Ceremonial funeral for Thatcher
LONDON (AP) — The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with military honours.
Thatcher — known as the “Iron Lady” — died today from a stroke at 87. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short a trip to Spain and France upon hearing the news.
Downing Street says Queen Elizabeth II has authorized a ceremonial funeral — a step short of a state funeral — to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
It says the funeral will be attended by a “wide and diverse range of people,” and the service will be followed by a private cremation.
It did not provide further details on the timing of the service, saying only that the arrangement are “in line with the wishes” of Thatcher’s family.