When a celebrity goes to a funeral - it can be a bit awkward. This is especially true if you are the only celebrity present.
The danger of course, is that all attention is on you when it should be on the grieving widow.
One celebrity got around this problem by arriving an hour early. She then sat in silence looking at the altar.
The vicar was worried that perhaps she had been given the wrong time for the funeral but when he asked her about it she replied that she simply wanted to ensure that her arrival wouldn't upstage the widow.
The celebrity concerned has often had a 'bad press' but I think this act speaks volumes of her compassion and thoughfulness.
Her name is Margaret Thatcher and she attends her own funeral today but will be arriving on time.