Nelson Mandela remembered at Westminster Abbey

A memorial stone will be laid in Westminster Abbey for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years. Credit: Reuters

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Prince Harry will join almost 2,000 people for a memorial service to commemorate the late leader's life and work at the abbey.

Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy president of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, the Most Reverend Desmond Tutu will all be among the congregation.

Mr Mandela, who died on December 5 last year, was welcomed to the abbey in July 1996 when, during a state visit, he laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

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Westminster Abbey memorial for Nelson Mandela

A memorial stone in honour of Nelson Mandela has been placed in Westminster Abbey during a service attended by David Cameron, Prince Harry and Desmond Tutu.