Details of the Funeral
The day before the funeral, Lady Thatchers coffin will be moved to the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster, the place she dominated for more than a decade. There will be a short service after its arrival and the coffin will rest in the chapel overnight.
The following day a hearse will transport it from Westminster to St Clement Danes, the central church of the Royal Air Force, on the Strand in central London.
There, it will be transferred to a gun carriage for the journey to St Pauls, with the route lined by members of the three Armed Services.
At the cathedral, the coffin will be met by a guard of honour and pensioners from the Royal Hospital. Members of the three Services will then bear it into St Pauls for the funeral service.
As well as family and friends, politicians who served in Lady Thatchers cabinets are expected to attend alongside current Cabinet and shadow cabinet members.
The service will be followed by a private cremation in Mortlake, south-west London. It is believed that Lady Thatcher had asked that her ashes be laid to rest alongside those of her husband, Sir Denis, in the cemetery of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
posted on 04/08/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT
(The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
Do you know if there will be live tv coverage in the US?
posted on 04/09/2013 7:33:16 AM PDT
(Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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