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The Texan who stole the show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral
Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:40 PM | Elias Groll

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Texas; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: funeral; granddaughter; texan; thatcher
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To: GoldenPup
http://www.capitalbay.com/uk/329769-margaret-thatcher-funeral-invites-president-obama-could-lead-us-mourners.html

Invited: US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are considering whether to be at Baroness Thatcher's funeral next week

Uhhh. This says otherwise and I have read it elsewhere. It also said that all living presidents were invited.

51 posted on 04/17/2013 4:35:03 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

love it!!!!!!!!!!

Those heathens must have been burning while she read that.

I pray the helmet of salvation, shield of faith, swordd or of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, belt of truth and shoes of the gospel of peace upon my children, myself and our guardian angels every day, sometimes several times a day.


52 posted on 04/17/2013 4:37:22 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

oh and the breastplate of righteousness


53 posted on 04/17/2013 4:39:56 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tomkat

Amanda had the hoi-poi squirming in their seats.... Good girl.


54 posted on 04/17/2013 4:47:52 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Bender2
Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.

Ephesians 1

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

The Apostle Paul is the author of Ephesians

55 posted on 04/17/2013 4:50:59 PM PDT by Clay+Iron_Times (The feet of the statue and the latter days of the church age)
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To: Texas Fossil
Sorry, I wasn't that impressed. Her delivery was rather wooden, though she is a comely lass. Methinks the blog overstated the reaction.
56 posted on 04/17/2013 4:52:52 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The economy is not a pie, but a bakery.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Amanda, like her brother, are native born Americans.

And are therefore every bit as qualified to be president some day as that guy occupying the White House.

57 posted on 04/17/2013 4:58:39 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Moose4
I don’t know if Mrs. Thatcher was saved...

...but I do know she saved Britain.

58 posted on 04/17/2013 5:01:43 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Texas Fossil
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."

That's not militant in any way.

59 posted on 04/17/2013 5:05:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Sequoyah101
That is an attractive young lady. I wonder if she really behaves the same way? If she does, what a catch.

Will she be eligible to run for president?

60 posted on 04/17/2013 5:07:37 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Texas Fossil

“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


61 posted on 04/17/2013 5:32:43 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Texas Fossil
... People .... this video needs to go viral. This is the type of thing that makes people sit up and take notice. She is from the US not to mention from TEXAS and handled herself on the international stage very well.

Please find a link to the video and share with as many people as possible!!

62 posted on 04/17/2013 5:56:03 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Figment

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.


63 posted on 04/17/2013 6:00:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

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


64 posted on 04/17/2013 6:05:25 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

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


65 posted on 04/17/2013 6:12:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Moonman62

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.


66 posted on 04/17/2013 6:23:29 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: BfloGuy

You could have done better in front of that crowd?


67 posted on 04/17/2013 6:24:06 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: clintonh8r

Amanda Thatcher: The Iron Granddaughter.


68 posted on 04/17/2013 7:21:41 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Talisker; AnAmericanMother
Now that's one heck of a piece of trivia. However did you find that out? (Enquiring minds want to know!)

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.

69 posted on 04/17/2013 11:02:14 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
For those of us that know absolutely nothing on this topic, from wiki

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.

70 posted on 04/17/2013 11:26:28 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: tomkat
awesome!

such a pretty girl to bitch-slap ol' nick like that.

71 posted on 04/17/2013 11:31:46 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Texas Fossil

Brava Amanda!


72 posted on 04/18/2013 12:20:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: naturalman1975; Talisker
Just an Anglophile from way back, that's all, with a brain that retains useless trivia in a back pigeonhole - I think I read it on teh intermenets somewhere . . . . :-)

The Garter is the pinnacle, from the point of view of chivalry.


73 posted on 04/18/2013 7:35:12 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Bender2

Incredible young lady!


74 posted on 04/18/2013 10:21:26 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


75 posted on 04/18/2013 6:02:15 PM PDT by Figment
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To: BfloGuy

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


76 posted on 04/18/2013 6:06:48 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

Bump! That is Texas.


77 posted on 04/18/2013 6:09:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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