Turns out, America WAS represented at Lady Thatcher’s funeral after all

Amanda ThatcherIn a snub that got noticed on both sides of the pond, President Obama declined to send any high-ranking members of his administration.

Alrighty then.

The good news is, a spunky Texan teen who happens to be Margaret Thatcher’s granddaughter, did a great job representing us.

Amanda Thatcher captured international attention with her spot-on reading of Ephesians, Chapter 6, verses 10-18. Chosen by Lady Thatcher before her death, this verse isn’t exactly the “go softly into that good night” type. But then, that was never really the Prime Minister’s style, was it?

Here’s the reading:

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

Now watch for yourselves:


  1. And here I thought it was an empty chair. Kudos to Miss Thatcher – I’m sure she did her grandmother proud. What an appropriate selection of scripture!

  2. Awesome. Perfect.

    I was worried she might sound like a Texan. [not that there’s anything wrong with that]

  3. Pure awesome sauce. Great post and catch, Holly.