Margaret Thatcher: "We Are A Grandmother!"

It was often said in the 1980s that Mrs Thatcher wanted to become Queen - and it was also often said that the Queen did not always see eye-to-eye with the Prime Minister.

Nobody is sure what possessed Mrs T to use the Royal "We" in announcing the birth of her first grandchild in 1989. But it caused much talk.

Was Maggie about to move into Buck House, I wondered?

It all seemed very odd!

From the Cambridge Evening News, 4/3/1989...

Thatcher baby a Texan

Baby Michael Thatcher, the Prime Minister's first grandchild, will be an American citizen because he was born in Texas.

But he will be entitled to British citizenship by descent the Home Office confirmed.

Mrs Thatcher's son, Mark, and his American wife, Diane, became parents in Dallas on Tuesday.

Of course, despite using the Royal "We", Mrs Thatcher did not become Queen.

But I was feeling increasingly tired and jaded as this colourful, contrasting, OTT and often very odd decade roared towards its end, and wouldn't have been at all surprised if she had!


  1. AnonymousJuly 10, 2009

    Thatcher had REAL delusions of grandeur. What a baggage she was!

  2. Viv ScottJuly 19, 2009

    Having won three general elections, Mrs Thatch. became potty. It was all too much - she thought she was Lady Hunkum Dunkum. Reality was left far behind.