Brownlee to go to Thatcher funeral

Last updated 13:44 12/04/2013

Relevant offers


Government plays up cuts to back office staff, despite Treasury blow-out Public watchdogs need to bare their teeth over misuse of OIA, taxpayer events Andrew Little given 'good hearing' on Kiwi rights in Australia despite pushback Greenpeace protesters charged over boat boarding A trail of broken promises: 1992-2015 Runway extension: Mayors excited but Joyce not ready to loosen purse strings Philippa Howden-Chapman highlights NZ's increasingly embarrassing housing crisis Faces of Innocents: Promises, promises TPP deal sits in the hands of the weakest link Christmas Island deportee too ashamed to tell family he's back in New Zealand

Third-ranked Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee will represent the Government at the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

There is a 2000-strong guest list for the event, including all of Britain's surviving ex prime ministers and representatives from around 200 states and international organisations, according to Downing Street.

A number of celebrities have also made the guest list - including singer Shirley Bassey and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

The dress code is full day ceremonial without swords, morning dress (black waistcoat and black tie) and medals and decorations may also be worn. 

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?



Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content