The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to attend the funeral of Baroness Thatcher next Wednesday, it was announced today.
The ceremony, expected to be attended by dignitaries from around the world, will be held at St Paul's cathedral.
A Downing Street spokesman said the date had been agreed at a "co-ordination meeting" with the Thatcher family and Buckingham Palace this morning.
A statement from the Palace said: "The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday."
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