Lady Margaret Thatcher died in the early hours of the morning aged 87, after suffering a stroke. She had been staying at classic London landmark ‘The Ritz‘ hotel since her hospital release last December. It has been confirmed that she will receive a state funeral, which will be held at ‘St Paul’s Cathedral‘ sometime next week. She became the first female British Prime Minister, and is recognised as being a strong feminist, and for ultimately winning the Falkland Islands war in 1982.
US President Barack Obama commented today: “The world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend. Many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, reminding the world that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history — we can shape them with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will.” Current British Prime Minister David Cameron added: “Margaret Thatcher took a country that was on its knees and made Britain stand tall again. We can’t deny that Lady Thatcher divided opinion. For many of us, she was and is an inspiration. For others she was a force to be defined against. But if there is one thing that cuts through all of this – one thing that runs through everything she did – it was her lion-hearted love for this country.”