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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.

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Prince Charles to represent Queen at Mandela's funeral

The Prince of Wales will represent the Queen at Nelson Mandela's funeral next week. Credit: PA Wire

The Queen will be represented by the Prince of Wales at Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa on December 15, Buckingham Palace confirmed today.

Prince Charles and Prince Harry visited South Africa in 1997 and met Mr Mandela at his home in Pretoria.

The previous year, Charles had hosted Mr Mandela on a visit to Brixton during his first state visit to the UK.

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