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Margaret Thatcher's funeral on April 17

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The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral will be held on April 17. A Undertakers on Tuesday removed the...

The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral will be held on April 17. A Undertakers on Tuesday removed the ex-leader's body from London's Ritz Hotel, where she died on Monday, amid preparations for a ceremonial funeral with full military honours.

A van carrying Thatcher's casket left the hotel for an undisclosed location.

Officials say Thatcher's funeral will be held with full military honours at St. Paul's Cathedral. It is not technically a state funeral, which requires a vote in Parliament, but is the same level of honour given to Princess Diana and the Queen Mother Elizabeth.

Thatcher's coffin will lie overnight at the Houses of Parliament before the funeral, and then travel on a horse-drawn gun carriage to the cathedral along a route lined by military personnel.

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