UK, World to Bid Farewell to Margaret Thatcher

World | April 17, 2013, Wednesday // 07:14|  views

Flowers are placed at the door of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher`s home in London, Britain, 08 April 2013. Baroness Thatcher died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The funeral of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will take place on Wednesday, April 17.

The 87-year-old former Prime Minister passed away last week, after suffering a stroke.

The funeral ceremony, with full military honours, will take place at London's St Paul's Cathedral, following a procession from Westminster.

Some 2,300 people, representing 170 countries, are expected to attend the funeral. Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is expected to be among them.

The British Queen will also attend the funeral.

A security operation involving more than 4,000 police officers is getting under way for the event, according to the BBC.

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