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She was known as a trailblazer; a woman who many say transformed Britain. And former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher always had a piece of her heart in Texas, with family.

Inf act, the "Iron Lady" once made a surprise visit to Dallas back in 1987. She was seen strolling the parks, visiting with her son in Highland Park.

A passerby asked her if she thought the U.S. would ever have a female president. Her reply? "It's hard to say, but there are a number of people it could be."

Four years later, Thatcher spoke to the the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, marveling in the fact that her grandson has a British father and a mother from Dallas, Texas.

Michael became a a football star at Highland Park High School, and has dual British and U.S. citizenship.

Thatcher told the crowd her grandson "is already an expert at beating the drum the drum I like to think which represents all those great everlasting values in American life patriotism, liberty, effort, family, and a sense of community."

World leaders past and present have been reacting to the death of Margaret Thatcher.

President George W. Bush posted this on his Facebook page:

"Laura and I are saddened by the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. She was an inspirational leader who stood on principle and guided her nation with confidence and clarity. Prime Minister Thatcher is a great example of strength and character, and a great ally who strengthened the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. Laura and I join the people of Great Britain in remembering the life and leadership of this strong woman and friend."

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