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Prince Harry has celebrated reaching the South Pole with a team of wounded adventurers following a charity expedition across Antarctica.
The South African government has estimated around 100,000 passed by Nelson Mandela's coffin while it laid in state for three days at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, including more than 50,000 on the final day.
A statement said: "(The) government reiterates its appreciation to all the people of our country for taking time off from their daily schedules to travel to the Union Buildings to bid President Mandela farewell.
"The expression of love and support has brought immense comfort to the family and loved ones of Tata Madiba."
Final preparations are being made at Nelson Mandela's home ahead of his funeral, ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo has reported:
Inside Mandela home today. Family making final plans, staff rushing around with trays of food. Like prep for any funeral, except this isn't
Nelson Mandela's body has been moved after lying in state in Pretoria for three days, with many South African mourners denied the chance to see their former leader for a final time.
Prince Harry has described reaching the South Pole as an "amazing feeling" and said he was humbled by the efforts of his fellow adventurers, who have overcome various disabilities to reach the bottom of the earth.
"I’m so proud, I’m so chuffed and I’m so privileged to be here with all these guys and girls," he said in an audio recording posted on the Walking With The Wounded website, adding:
All 12 of them have different reasons for being here and I don’t think it’s necessarily sunk in yet for all of them that it will, either tonight or tomorrow or when they get back home, but what an amazing journey for every single one of them and this charity really does do amazing things.
It’s not just for the small minority that are here but hopefully in time to come through the documentary, and all the stories will get back home. It will just prove to everybody that there’s so much that can be made possible when you think that nothing is left.
The prince signed off: "I think we’ll be having a few whiskies tonight and then everyone’s looking forward to getting home. Mission success. Cheers."
The first pictures have emerged of Prince Harry and his adventure team reaching the South Pole after a trek of more than 200 miles across Antarctica.
Tens of thousands of mourners have been turned away after flocking to say a personal goodbye to Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.
At one of the gathering points to board buses in Pretoria the crowd broke through the metal entrance gate when officers tried to stop people coming through.
Some fell to the ground and hundreds streamed past before order was restored.
Sherif Elsayed-Eli of Amnesty International has told ITV News that there is a point where UK funding for Syrian refugees "won't help any more", after the Prime Minister defended Britain's support to the country. He added that Lebanon, who has taken the brunt of refugees, "cannot cope any more".
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that Ukraine must overcome a 'tectonic split' in the country that threatens the existence of the state, Russian news agencies reported.
Speaking at a meeting with his Belarussian counterpart, Medvedev said the appearance of European politicians at protests in Kiev against the government's decision to spurn a landmark EU deal in favour of closer ties with Russia, was "crude interference" in Ukraine's internal affairs.