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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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Queen 'to miss Nelson Mandela's funeral'

The Queen has decided not to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela as she reduces her long-haul travelling.

The Prince of Wales is expected to travel to South Africa to represent the Monarch at memorial events next week, The Sunday Times (£) reports.

The Queen will not be attending Nelson Mandela's funeral next week. Credit: Reuters

The former South African president died on Thursday evening at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home following a long illness.

The Queen said she was "deeply saddened" by Nelson Mandela's death, paying tribute to the legacy he left behind for South Africa.

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