Thatcher's children: Big Ben silence is a 'great honour'

Mark and Carol Thatcher. Credit: Press Association

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.

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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.