Thatcher in Hospital After Breaking Arm

Former British PM expected to be released soon
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2009 7:07 AM CDT
Queen Elizabeth talks with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher before lunch at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/John Stillwell, pool)
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(Newser) – Margaret Thatcher, now 83, has been hospitalized after breaking her arm in a fall in her home in London, reports the UK Times. A spokeswoman for the long-serving prime minister said she would be released today and was "very lucky." Thatcher has suffered multiple strokes in recent years, but she maintains a busy schedule: last week, she had an audience with the pope at the Vatican.