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Prince Harry attends the National Service of Thanksgiving for Nelson Mandela

3rd March 2014

Prince Harry shakes hands with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as he arrives at Westminster Abbey in London for a memorial service for the former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Prince Harry shakes hands with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as he arrives at Westminster Abbey in London for a National Service of Thanksgiving for the former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Prince Harry, Prime Minister David Cameron and anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu have led nearly 2,000 people at a National Service of Thanksgiving for former South African president Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey.

Prince Harry, representing The Queen, joined senior politicians including David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband and religious leaders at the service celebrating the life and work of Nelson Mandela, who died on 5th December 2013 aged 95 years old.

The service heard South African singing and drumming and an address to the congregation by Kgalema Motlanthe, South African Deputy President, and Peter Hain MP, the veteran anti-apartheid campaigner.

Others present included former British Prime Minister Sir John Major and members of the Cabinet including Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

Church leaders attending included the Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby and the leader of Catholics in England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Nichols.