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Thatcher Funeral: Guest list standouts


April 17. 2013 9:34AM
Associated Press



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(AP) More than 2,300 guests attended the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday.


In all, 11 serving prime ministers and dignitaries representing 170 countries accepted invitations to the solemn event, Downing Street said.


Here's a look at some of the prominent figures on the guest list:


ROYALS


Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip


Greece's Crown Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of the Hellenes


WORLD DIGNITARIES AND PUBLIC FIGURES


Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney


Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger


U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron


Former U.K. Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and John Major


German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


F.W. de Klerk, the last apartheid-era South African president


U.S. presidential delegation, led by former secretaries of state George Schultz and James Baker


Three-member delegation from U.S. House of Representatives, comprised of Republican Reps. Marsha Blackburn, Michele Bachmann and George Holding


Former U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich


Poland's Lech Walesa and Prime Minister Donald Tusk


Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney


Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Necas and former President Vaclav Klaus


Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife, Janette


Former Prime Minister Mahathir of Malaysia


London Olympics chief Seb Coe


CELEBRITIES


"Dynasty" star Joan Collins


Singer Shirley Bassey


Designer Anya Hindmarch


Actor and singer Michael Crawford


"Top Gear" TV personality Jeremy Clarkson


Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber


Best-selling novelist Jeffrey Archer


Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee


Advertising magnate Maurice Saatchi


Classical singer Katherine Jenkins


NOTABLES WHO TURNED DOWN THEIR INVITATIONS


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton


Former U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan, who asked Fred Ryan, Chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, to represent her


Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev


Former U.S. President George W. Bush


German Chancellor Angela Merkel


Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto


Alicia Castro, Argentina's ambassador to the U.K.


Associated Press


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