[digg-reddit-me]Britain’s Daily Mail reports that plans are already under way for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral – although she is in good health and not expected to kick off any time soon. The article explains that long-term planning is necessary for any potential event that involves the Queen. This is the big news of the piece – that Lady Thatcher will be given the first State funeral for a non-royal since Winston Churchill, and only the sixth State funeral for a non-royal since 1800.
There is one snag in the current plans as traditionally soldiers line the route along which the coffin will travel, but:
there are insufficient troops available to line the route because the Armed Forces are so overstretched in Afghanistan and Iraq.