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Party leaders share a joke at St Paul's service

Political grievances appeared to be put to one side today as the leaders of the three main parties attended a service of thanksgiving for the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral.

David Cameron had his coalition partner Nick Clegg in stitches as he cracked a joke ahead of the service. Their wives, Samantha Cameron and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, giggled at each other too.

David Cameron, shares a joke with wife Samantha Cameron, Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez Credit: PA Wire

Mr Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband waved across the aisle of the historic cathedral as they acknowledged each other.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband wave at each other across the aisle at St Paul's Cathedral Credit: PA Wire

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