Confirmed guests for Mandela memorial ceremony

Security for the event is likely to be tight, as some of the world's most powerful people will be attending. Confirmed, so far, for Tuesday's memorial service:

  • US President Obama and Mrs Obama
  • Former US presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
  • Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
  • Prime Minister David Cameron
  • French President Francois Hollande and predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy
  • German president Joachim Gauck
  • Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, and three predecessors
  • Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy and Prince Felipe
  • Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and three predecessors
  • Indian president Pranab Mukherjee
  • Australian prime minister Tony Abbott
  • The Netherlands' foreign minister Frans Timmermans
  • Danish prime minster Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  • Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg and Crown Prince Haakon
  • European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso
  • Haiti's prime minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire
  • Sri Lanka's president Abdul Hamid
  • Former Irish head of state Mary Robinson

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Three ex-PMs to join Cameron at Mandela memorial

Three previous Prime Ministers - Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - are to join current PM David Cameron at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela in South Africa tomorrow, Downing Street said.