Sun, 15 Dec 2013 05:30:00 GMT | By Sapa

Prince Charles Arrives for Mandela Funeral

Britain's Prince Charles arrived at the venue for the state funeral of former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.


Prince Charles and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (© Twitter\JacaNews)

Prince Charles arrives at the Qunu funeral stage, addressing former SA Minister of Home Affairs and current chairperson of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Dressed in a blue suit, he was flanked by security officials and surrounded by photographers.

Malawian President Joyce Banda arrived soon afterwards.

The funeral is taking place in a specially constructed dome, in which a stage with two rows of candles and a portrait are set up.

There are purple chairs for most of the mourners, but black chairs for international delegates and special guests.

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