The former presiding officer of the Assembly says he'll stay away from the Senedd when tributes are paid to Margaret Thatcher.
The artist says he used coal to reflect her 'controversial actions' to close south Wales mines
All three Armed Services are to play a role Baroness Thatcher's funeral with particular reference to the Falklands conflict.
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, the man responsible for organising Thatcher's funeral, said the costs are a "fraction" of the figures being "banded around".
Speaking to Daybreak he said: "The state will always pay for the costs of the funeral and memorial of a former Prime Minister and Margaret Thatcher was very adamant she did not want to have a separate memorial service.
"So this is the one occasion when people will get their chance to pay their respects, give her a send off and commemorate what was, by any exception, a really remarkable life."
Dame Shirley Bassey and Katherine Jenkins will also attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral.
More than 2,300 guests will attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral today, including 50 Falklands Veterans.
Speaking to Daybreak, Falklands veteran Simon Weston said: "Whatever else goes on and whatever people want to say about today somebody's died."
He added, "we're talking about somebody who is dead, it's not going to affect her a single jot, all people will remember is the lack of dignity that we have shown."
More than 700 Armed Forces personnel will be involved in today's funeral.
All three Armed Services are to play a role in Baroness Thatcher's funeral in London today, with particular reference made to the Falklands conflict.
Members of the Welsh Guards will form a guard of honour.
The Welsh Guards suffered some of the heaviest losses during the conflict.
On June 8, 1982, 32 Welsh Guards were among 48 British troops who died when the Sir Galahad was bombed by Argentine jets.
First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Welsh Conservatives' Assembly Leader Andrew RT Davies are set to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.
Secretary of State for Wales David Jones will also attend, as will Assembly Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has urged opponents of Margaret Thatcher to 'learn from and not dwell on the past.' She offered the former Prime Minister's family her condolences, but told AMs that was not paying tribute.
Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher as 'an individual of immense strength and determination.'
She told Assembly Members that 'it is right that [her] legacies are debated' but that today and tomorrow was about paying respects to 'a woman who devoted her life to the service of her country.'
Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies told AMs that, although he accepts there are 'two sides to every argument,' he 'passionately believes' that Margaret Thatcher was a force for good and, he said, 'put the great back into Great Britain.'
The First Minister has expressed his condolences to Margaret Thatcher's family and paid tribute to her achievements in winning elections and in 'recovering the Falklands.' But during a specially-convened session in the Senedd he also noted the 'great hurt' felt by many in Wales towards her.
Although only party leaders paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher in the Assembly, the Labour AM Mick Antoniw has issued his own view of her premiership. He was a lawyer for the NUM during the miners' strike and in his assessment of the former Prime Minister's time in office addresses her directly.
– Mick Antoniw, Labour AM for Pontypridd
During this period under your command, parts of Britain came close to becoming a police state. You used the police in the same way as foreign dictators have used the police to prevent lawful democratic action. There were communities that for periods of time were completely closed off to the public, under police control, where miners were arrested, beaten and their homes smashed up. Food donated by the public for hungry miners families was thrown out of lorries by the police to rot.
Mr Antoniw said he is opposed to spending £10 million of public money on Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral. He said it was 'an establishment charade'. He offered his own version of what she should have said on taking office, when she quoted St Francis of Assisi
In 1979 you said 'Where there is discord may we bring harmony, where there is despair may we bring hope'. In reality should you have said: 'where there is community and cooperation I will bring greed and selfishness, where there is freedom and democracy I will support dictatorship provided they have the same economic objectives as me, where working people strive to achieve a more just and equal society I will use the apparatus of the state to strike them down in support of the privileged, the rich, the powerful'.
Mr Antoniw, whose father was a Ukrainian who came to Britain after the Second World War, also broke with the political consensus that has praised Margaret Thatcher's role in ending the Cold War and causing the collapse of Soviet Communism.
– Mick Antoniw, Labour AM for Pontypridd
It is claimed you brought the Soviet Union to an end. Well, as the son of a Ukrainian refugee, I campaigned all my life against the despotism of the Soviet Union. Most of my family were deported to the Gulag by Stalin, my uncle was killed in the partisan war in 1952, my aunt was arrested and tortured by the KGB yet I am not aware of anything you did to support those campaigns. In fact in 1988 as the Soviet Union was beginning to fall, you specifically opposed Ukrainian freedom.