MPs to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons

MPs will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons today. Question time has been suspended and instead Speaker John Bercow will make an opening address, followed by words from David Cameron and other party leaders.

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Charles: World will be a poorer place without Mandela

Prince Charles said he has "nothing but the happiest and fondest memories" of Nelson Mandela and that the world "will be a poorer place without him".

The Prince of Wales smiled as he recalled meeting Mandela in South Africa with the Spice Girls, which he said was "very enjoyable".

"We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for what he's managed to achieve in his life", he added.

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