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In London, just before dawn, more than 700 members of the Armed Forces staged a full military rehearsal of Lady Thatcher's funeral.
Later, it was announced that the chimes of Big Ben, and the Great Clock at Westminster, will be silenced during Wednesday's ceremony.
ITV News Correspondent Tim Ewart reports:
Baroness Thatcher's children, Sir Mark and Carol Thatcher, today said they appreciated the "great honour" of Big Ben and Westminster's Great Clock falling silent during their mother's funeral on Wednesday.
Train companies in the south say they will run extra carriages to take thousands of extra passengers to the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, it has just been announced.
Southeastern and Southern say where possible extra carriages will be added to services, but that it is not possible to run extra trains because the tracks are already full.
Southeastern say as many extra carriages as possible will be added.
Southern say services with extra capacity will include:
- 11.30 Bognor to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 8 carriages
- 10.07 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 10 carriages
- 12.37 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 10 carriages
- 13.37 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 8 carriages
- 12.20 Horsham to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 12 carriages
However a spokesman for Southern said "Unfortunately, we simply don’t have rolling stock available to strengthen trains from Brighton into London."
The bells of Big Ben and the Great Clock at Westminster will remain silent on Wednesday during Baroness Thatcher's funeral as a mark of respect, Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced.
The bells of Big Ben and the Great Clock at Westminster are to be silenced during the funeral of Baroness Thatcher on Wednesday, Speaker John Bercow has told the House of Commons:
Major Andrew Chatburn, the man in charge of choreographing the parade, said the rehearsal went "very well".
Military rehearsals of Margaret Thatcher's funeral have begun in central London.