More than 2,000 global political figures, celebrities and even a couple of Margaret Thatcher’s old foes have been invited to her funeral in London on Wednesday. Here is a rundown of the guest list: World leaders past and present - Every surviving US president has been invited. - In a rare move, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is attending, the first time she has been at a former prime minister’s funeral since Winston Churchill died in 1965. - Several political giants of Thatcher’s Cold War era are unable to attend due to ill-health. These include former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev , ex-German chancellor Helmut Kohl and Nancy Reagan , widow of former US president Ronald Reagan. - Hillary Clinton , the former US secretary of state, was also sent an invite. Newt Gingrich , the Republican former White House hopeful, has confirmed his attendance. - Representatives of Nelson Mandela have been invited along with Mandela’s predecessor as South African president, FW De Klerk . - Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former Australian premier John Howard are confirmed guests. - European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso and Malaysia’s former premier Mahathir Mohamad were also sent invites. - Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner will be conspicuously absent, having not received an invite. Tensions between London and Buenos Aires have been rising over the Falkland Islands, which Thatcher recaptured in a brief but bloody 1982 war. Showbiz and media - Singer Shirley Bassey and actress Joan Collins have confirmed their attendance. - Andrew Lloyd Webber , composer of many of the world’s best-loved musicals, will be there with his lyricist Tim Rice . Actor MICHAEL CRAWFORD, the first man to play the Phantom of the Opera, is also attending. - Jeremy Clarkson , outspoken presenter of the motoring TV show “Top Gear”, is a confirmed guest, as is author Frederick Forsyth and Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins . - Rupert Murdoch , the Australian-born media tycoon, was invited but has indicated he will not attend. - Tim Berners-Lee , inventor of the World Wide Web, is attending. - Advertising baron Maurice Saatchi will be there. His agency oversaw Thatcher’s first winning election campaign in 1979. - Veteran journalists from Thatcher’s time in power are attending including David Frost , immortalised in Hollywood film “Frost/Nixon”, and Irish presenter Terry Wogan . - Fashion designer Anya Hindmarch , who has long cited Thatcher as an influence and designed one of her famous handbags, will attend. The British establishment - Every surviving British prime minister will be there along with all current cabinet ministers and the leader of the opposition Labour party, Ed Miliband . - All of Thatcher's surviving cabinet ministers have been invited including Michael Heseltine , whose dramatic challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party led to her ousting in 1990. - Neil Kinnock , who led the opposition Labour party for much of her term in power, was invited but is unable to attend due to the funeral of an old friend. - Senior Military figures will attend along with Scotland Yard chief Bernard Hogan-Howe . - Falklands War veterans are attending. Regiments that played a key role in the 1982 war -- one of the defining events of Thatcher’s era -- will feature prominently in the funeral ceremony. - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, will give the final blessing.