Queen Elizabeth II reacts to Margaret Thatcher’s death
ASSOCIATED PRESS April 8, 2013 8:06AM
This is a Aug. 1, 1979 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, left, at a reception for the 39 heads of delegations attending the Commonwealth Conference in Lusaka, Zambia. | AP
Updated: April 8, 2013 11:40AM
LONDON — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II was sad to hear the news of the death of Margaret Thatcher.
The former British prime minister known as the “Iron Lady” died Monday from a stroke. She was 87.
The palace said Monday that the queen will be sending a private message of sympathy to the family.
Prime Minister David Cameron also expressed sadness, saying “we have lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton.”