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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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Queen talks about hearing that Mandela had died

The Queen has spoken about the moment she heard Nelson Mandela had died.

Speaking during a visit to Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament, the Queen said: "It was extraordinary as William and Catherine were at the film last night - the film about his life".

"I heard it at 10 o'clock ... [people at the film premiere] were clapping like mad and somebody came on and said 'we've just heard he's died'", she continued.

"It's amazing isn't it? During the first night of the film".

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