If you want to watch it in case something interesting happens
The Thatcher children have placed a huge card that says "Beloved Mother - Always In our Hearts" on a stand fastened to the floral bouquet on top of the coffin.
First of all, way to copy off Princess Di's funeral, jerks.
Secondly, yeah she's so beloved neither of you bitches could even stand to be in the same country as her when she was at her end.
LOL some guy with a sword to introduce the queen almost hit her with it when she and Philip were going in St. Paul's
Any nieces or nephews that might leave a card?
Live on BBC at link too.
Lovin' the pink faces and hats. HATS. Only the English take hats seriously. This is the tragedy of the world.
As we never had the funeral of Sound Of Music's baroness, this is the next best thing.
Has Sarah, Duchess of York, ever looked pulled together? Something's always off.
This funeral procession is a British tradition.In America we slashed our traditions to shreds because we are becoming ignorant clowns who know nothing about history and tradition and sadly don't care. The British women usually dress like major frumps ,and their hats are usually eyesores( always well dressed Kate Middleton is the exception) and not done well at all. However, I think their hats at this funeral were very were done and not crazy. Again, I don't like how frumpy the British women usually dress ,but I admire that they make the effort to dress up in hats, gloves, suites, and ties at funerals by showing respect to the dead.I reiterate, that is something we used to do in the Untied States ,but people sadly don't care anymore. I went to a funeral some months ago and people were wearing jeans, no ties, no sports coats,etc. I was thinking, can't you dress showing some respect to the dead for ONE DAY?
By the time I was a kid, hats and gloves were long gone, but there were some women wearing hats here and there at funeral services and at ,certain restaurants, and some events.Also,the men wore suits or sports coats at the same events.The men were handsome and the women looked sharp.
R10, I was thinking the same thing about Samantha Cameron's 80s tie blouse combo. Also, her strange Lady Diana hairdo and Diana hat.
It was tasteful of the Daily Mail not to mention Mark Thatcher's criminal past in their bio.
I am wearing red today. I was in the City earlier and it was practically empty.
I blame the death of a close friend from suicide 4 years ago directly on Thatcherite policies. She was mentally ill and the compassion-less cost-cutting of Thatcher's regime meant that "Care in the Community" left her directly affected.
I have lived in the UK since the early 90s and have seen first hand the results of the evil, cruel Thatcherite politics.
FUCK YOU, Margaret Thatcher. And FUCK YOU too, David Cameron. And the toadying BBC with its lying coverage.
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who noticed Her Maj doing that funny face after nearly getting hit with the mourning sword - I wanna Gif of that!
Most shamefully though, when I turned on our UK news (I'm in London) guess who were they interviewing? Only Michelle fucking Bachmann! And she was sounding as clueless as ever, especially about Thatcher's perception and popularity here in the UK.
Who was the other female US Representative n the floppy navy blue hat?
[quote] Samantha Cameron's bizarre yamulke/80s tie blouse combo.
Actually, that look is very much back in fashion.
R25, I forgot that look is back in fashion. I have heard that. actually, it is a classic timeless look.
Good Grief! The woman is dead! some of you should give it a rest!
Michael Thatcher's a bit of a hottie
The Tories using the occasion as a political campaign for the Conservative Party should give it a rest, R27.
R21 Yep, whenever any person here dies we line the streets of London, shell out for a £10,000,000 funeral and all the women get out their best mourning hats and gloves.
A lot of what you see for events like this you probably have half the population who think it's incredibly old fashiioned and the other half who like it because it is.
This isn't a funeral for most of these women, it's an 'event' and they want to be noticed/photographed.
It's basically like Ascot if the horse was a bitch and they'd decided to spend a fortune burying it on the racecourse.
[quote] Here's a pic of Osborne balling
Fuck you, OP
Oh what a circus.
Oh what a show...
[quote]First of all, way to copy off Princess Di's funeral, jerks.
Bless your heart, OP.
Shirley Bassey is ready for her close up!-it looks like she was about to burst into song. Everyone must have fled to the nearest pub after the phony tears were wiped away for the witch.
Here is how REAL Britons are addressing the funeral of the hated Maggie Thatcher in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire.
Thought the etiquette books said it was "incorrect" for ladies to appear at a funeral wearing extreme ultra-trendy fashion/hats, only run-up in black. Some conservative looks here, but others...not so much.
I remember when Thatcher's government were forced to back down from a plan to deny NHS coverage for kidney dialysis to people over a certain age (I think it was 70.)
Michael Thatcher grandson on Maggie, with an American mother. He will take over the lifetime peer of the Thatcher baronetcy when his father dies.
Here's a picture take years ago when he played football for an American college.
Whatever Michael's hotness, it takes a toll considering this:
[quote]Like his great-grandfather Alfred Roberts before him, Mr Thatcher works long shifts while serving as a committed Christian and conservative in his free time.
[quote]A proud supporter of his grandmother’s legacy, Mr Thatcher recently worked for a Republican-aligned political group that aims to “educate and empower the Hispanic community with conservative values”