Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that there has been a “huge amount of interest” in Baroness Thatcher’s funeral.
“There is already a huge amount of interest, there’s a guest list.
“People will be invited over the coming days…
“There’s a huge amount of people, not only in Britain but around the world who will want to pay their respects to her.”
Asked about the Queen’s attendance, he added: “I think it’s very significant that Her Majesty and the Duke wish to attend.
“She was a very longstanding prime minister and she was transformational for Britain and also made a huge difference for the world.”
This morning’s meeting to organise the funeral included the MoD, the police, Number 10, Parliamentary authorities, the family and the Conservative Party.
Downing Street has released a detailed Order of Service for Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday.
The full details of Baroness Thatcher's funeral have been released by Downing Street.
Baroness Thatcher's daughter Carol has spoken publicly to thank everyone who sent messages of sympathy and support.