Thatcher Received the Salute Instead of the Queen After Winning the War – True, but Not What You Think
Throughout Margaret Thatcher’s time as prime minister, many have said she seemed more like a president. The Crown agrees with this opinion and goes one step further by showing how domineering and boundary-breaking Thatcher could be. For example, in one scene, Thatcher tells the Queen that Britain has won the Falklands War, then leaves to attend the victory parade instead of letting the monarch receive the customary salute.
The real Margaret Thatcher received a salute, though it was only because the Queen couldn’t attend–she was on tour in the South Pacific.