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Apr 8, 2013 11:50 AM by Associated Press

Queen expresses sadness over Thatcher death

LONDON (AP) - 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."

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