Political figures and celebs invited to Thatcher funeral

Invitations to Baroness Thatcher's funeral will be sent to the following famous political and celebrity figures, Downing Street has confirmed:

  • Tony Blair and Cherie Blair
  • FW de Klerk, the last president of apartheid-era South Africa
  • Geoffrey Archer
  • Michael Portillo
  • Lord Powell of Bayswater
  • Lord Carrington
  • Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister
  • Brian Mulrooney, former Canadian prime minister
  • Dame Shirley Bassey
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Thatcher's coffin in Parliament

The body of Baroness Thatcher is in a chapel inside the Houses of Parliament, where a service was held for MPs, peers and parliamentary staff. Her funeral takes place today.