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Thatcher funeral's military pomp raises concerns at Buckingham Palace

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/12/2013

Nicholas Watt

Buckingham Palace raised concerns about the ceremonial funeral with military honours for Lady Thatcher that is to be attended on Wednesday by the Queen and more than 2,000 guests including every surviving British prime minister, the Guardian understands.
As invitations were sent out to world leaders, including all surviving US presidents and Hillary Clinton, it emerged that concerns were expressed at the highest levels about whether it is appropriate for such a controversial figure to be escorted on her final journey by more than 700 military personnel.
In discussions about the funeral held over recent years, it is understood that questions were raised by senior figures about whether it would be right to associate the military with such a divisive figure, according to a well-placed Whitehall source.
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"Thatcher funeral's military pomp raises concerns at Buckingham Palace", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 18/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/thatcher-funeral-s-military-pomp-raises-concerns-at-buckingham-palace