Current and former Governors, Premiers, deputy premiers, speakers of the Legislative Assembly, chief justices of the Supreme Court, presidents of the Court of Appeal and current members of the Executive Council are automatically eligible for a state funeral.
People also ask, did Thatcher have a state funeral?
The most recent state funeral of a former prime minister was that of Churchill in 1965. Despite initial speculation that Margaret Thatcher would be accorded a state funeral, after her death in 2013, the government indicated that she would not receive a state funeral "in accordance with her own wishes".
Also to know, who has the biggest funeral in the United States?
Abraham Lincoln – 7,000,000 people Because of the length of the funeral, historians have called this event “The Greatest Funeral in the History of the United States”.
Who has the biggest funeral ever?
What does a state funeral consist of?
A state funeral is a public funeral ceremony, observing the strict rules of protocol, held to honour people of national significance. State funerals usually include much pomp and ceremony as well as religious overtones and distinctive elements of military tradition.