The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter told Daybreak that the Queen "can't win either way" whether she decided to go to Margaret Thatcher's funeral or not.
He said: She's criticised because she's going, in some quarters and she would have been highly criticised if she hadn't have gone.
"She's going because she wants to go because she wants to pay respects to somebody who was a Prime Minister for 11 years, some pretty turbulent years, we remember the Falklands war, we remember the industrial unrest, but we came out of it all.
"She's going there along with 2,000 other people to pay her respects."
The funeral of a teenager, who was stabbed to death in Brixton, has taken place this morning.
The family and friends of Kwame Ofosu-Asare gathered in Dulwich to pay their respects.
The teenager died on his way to hospital after being attacked on the Moorlands Estate on March the 2nd.
Two people have been charged over his murder.