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British Papers Claim Margaret Thatcher's Snubbing Sarah Palin

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Last year, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said on her website that she was hoping to meet one of her idols, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, on a family trip to England during the summer of 2011.

Palin is scheduled to head there next month but it appears she won't get the opportunity to see Thatcher.

The British newspaper The Guardian quotes an "ally" of the former prime minister as saying, "Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin.  That would be belittling for Margaret.  Sarah Palin is nuts."

A source for another newspaper, The Independent, wasn't quite as definitive about Palin's supposed brush-off but things still don't sound too promising.

According to the source, "Nowadays, the Lady rarely meets people at all.  If a meeting went ahead, it would be very much low-key, and would very much depend on how things were on the day.  We don't make firm appointments for this sort of meeting."

Thatcher, who is 86, will be making a public appearance on July 4 to honor an old American friend.  That's when a statue of the late Ronald Reagan will be unveiled in front of the U.S. Embassy in London.

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