CTi Cable flashed a headline of “Margaret Thatcher Dies of Stroke” and showed two clips of the queen shaking hands with the public.

The station apologised Monday night after viewers criticised the station for failing to distinguish between the women.

Meanwhile, news producers for Thailand’s army-owned Channel 5 apologised for showing actress Meryl Streep’s picture in a segment Tuesday morning.

For nearly two minutes, it displayed Thatcher’s biography alongside a picture of Streep in character for The Iron Lady.

The production team wrote on Facebook later: “We will improve and develop our work more carefully and are deeply sorry.”

Yesterday the hashtag #nowthatchersdead led some people on Twitter to believe that Cher had died.

Thatcher died Monday in London at age 87.

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