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Queen to attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral

The Queen and Baroness Thatcher in 2005. Photo: PA

The Queen is to show her respect for Baroness Thatcher by attending the former prime minister's funeral next week.

The presence of the monarch is a rare honour, only accorded to Sir Winston Churchill among previous Prime Ministers.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh lead mourners at the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965. Credit: PA

The funeral, with full military honours, will be held at St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday.

Political leaders and dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend.

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