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Statement following the death of Nelson Mandela

Published 6 December 2013

ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Queen was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela last night. He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today.

Her Majesty remembers with great warmth her meetings with Mr. Mandela and sends her sincere condolences to his family and the people of South Africa at this very sad time.

ELIZABETH R

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