Skip to comments.The Texan who stole the show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral
Posted on 04/17/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
After being carried through the streets of London in a flag-draped coffin aboard a gun carriage, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest this morning in St. Paul's Cathedral. But the big story of the day wasn't Maggie. No, it was a 19-year-old Texan who stole the show from the deceased Iron Lady.
With a poise reminiscent of the elder Thatcher, Amanda Thatcher, Margaret's granddaughter, delivered a reading from Epistles that has the British media agog. Amanda, who lives with her mother in Texas, chose a rather militant passage that calls on believers to "put on the whole armour of God."
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“Cannot tell you how proud I am to see Margaret Thatcher’s granddaughter lives in Texas. Chokes me up.”
As a person who grew up in Texas, and struggling to get back there, it seems appropriate. Maggie had a Texas attitude. I live in TN and it is conservative, but it ain’t Texas
Please find a link to the video and share with as many people as possible!!
Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude.
Leave us alone to live our lives in peace and we will get along fine, if that is not satisfactory, we will deal with it.
And yes, Texans are good neighbors.
I prefer to believe the black messiah in the white house was snubbed. He and the wookie were not invited
Black trash would not be appropriate at an upscale event
You’re not the first to suggest that. I would not blame the Brits if they told him to stay away.
Would not want him at my funeral. My neighbors reaction would be “interesting”. hee hee hee
Are you kidding?
That seems a bit desperate. Not every pretty face who can read is a good candidate for president. In fact, most are not.
She has not done anything yet but go to high screwl and read some passages from the Bible without stumbling. No more credentials than the current reader in chief.
You could have done better in front of that crowd?
Amanda Thatcher: The Iron Granddaughter.
I can't speak for AmericanMother, but some of us have had to be trained in all these protocols and ceremonies.
AmericanMother is quite correct about the passage - it is read at every Service of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. It is considered to sum up the noble ideals of Knightly Chivalry that lie at the core of what that Order is meant to stand for.
There is no requirement that it be used at a funeral of a Garter Knight or Lady Companion, but it is a traditional choice, and Lady Thatcher was, rightly, proud of her elevation to the highest of England's Orders of Chivalry.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry existing in England and is dedicated to the image and arms of St. George as England's patron saint. It is bestowed on recipients from British and other Commonwealth realms. After peerages (and after the Victoria Cross and George Cross), it is the pinnacle of the honours system in the United Kingdom. Membership in the order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions.
such a pretty girl to bitch-slap ol' nick like that.
The Garter is the pinnacle, from the point of view of chivalry.
Incredible young lady!
West, Texas will recover and prosper. Not from the Fed, but from the private citizens of Texas and America. There will be new industry in that town and an outpouring of giving from good people not forced by the government.
Judging from the reaction of folks that saw it on my facebook post, you’re in the minority. The young lady composed herself magnificintly and brought comparisons of her grandmother
Bump! That is Texas.