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Lady Thatcher's funeral

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Lady Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with military honours.

Downing Street can announce that, with The Queen’s consent, Lady Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with military honours. The service will be held on Wednesday 17 April at St Paul’s Cathedral. A wide and diverse range of people and groups with connections to Lady Thatcher will be invited. The service will be followed by a private cremation. All the arrangements being put in place are in line with wishes of Lady Thatcher’s family. Further details will be published over the coming days.

In response to the news that Lady Thatcher had died the Prime Minister said:

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lady Thatcher. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton.

Details on media access to Lady Thatcher’s funeral will be released by the Cabinet Office on Thursday morning (11 April).