Thatcher’s body was subsequently cremated at Mortlake Crematorium. Her ashes were buried at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, in a private ceremony on 28 September 2013, alongside those of her husband Denis.
Despite their rocky history, the two women developed a mutual respect throughout their years-long relationship, both during and after Thatcher’s time as prime minister. … Later in life, the queen attended Thatcher’s 80th birthday party, as well as her funeral in 2013.
In 2013, she died of a stroke at the Ritz Hotel, London, at the age of 87. A polarising figure in British politics, Thatcher is nonetheless viewed favourably in historical rankings and public opinion of British prime ministers.
Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, both had ceremonial funerals instead of state funerals.
But the fact that the queen allowed Diana to represent the family at events (such as the 1982 funeral of former Hollywood star, Princess Grace of Monaco, which she attended alone), signified the confidence the queen had in her daughter-in-law.
Anne, Princess Royal/Husband
Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, won’t get to spend the holidays with Queen Elizabeth after all, despite all of the monarch’s safety precautions.3 days ago
But despite the break-up, Prince Philip was fond of Diana, as his letters to her reveal. It’s understood he went out of his way to make her feel welcome and even gave her relationship advice when her marriage to Charles fell apart.
On 9 January 1982 Thatcher, his French driver, Anne-Charlotte Verney, and their mechanic went missing for six days in the Sahara whilst driving a Peugeot 504 in the Paris-Dakar Rally. They were declared missing on 12 January. … “I’ve now raced in Le Mans and other things – this rally is no problem.”
The prime minister with the longest single term was Sir Robert Walpole, lasting 20 years and 315 days from 3 April 1721 until 11 February 1742.
A headstone bearing the inscription “Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013″ is being erected on top of her final resting place. Lady Thatcher’s family met the costs of the interment. The country’s first female prime minister died aged 87 on April 8, following a stroke.
countable noun. A thatcher is a person whose job is making roofs from straw or reeds.
PRINCESS Margaret wanted to be cremated because she found the alternative Royal burial ground “gloomy”, a life-long friend said last night. … Instead, she preferred the Royal Crypt at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where her father King George VI is buried.
It’s unknown whether the royal family choose to be embalmed, but it’s likely that it happens, considering the length of time they’re usually required to wait before going underground.
Apparently, Queen Elizabeth’s best friend is Princess Alexandra. They are first cousins and the princess was even one of The Queen’s bridesmaids in 1947 (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet).
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Royal expert Iain MacMarthanne reveals: ‘When Charles inherits the throne the Duke of Cambridge will automatically become Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay amongst other titles that are assumed by the heir to the throne. ‘As his wife, Catherine will become Duchess of Cornwall and Rothesay.
The Queen also likes Camilla and appreciates how supportive she has been of her son and heir.
Who was at Diana’s funeral? There were 2,000 people at the funeral in Westminster Abbey, including former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, US First Lady Hillary Clinton, South Africa President Nelson Mandela, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Mariah Carey, Richard Branson, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
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