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Mandela Memorial May Be Held at Westminster Abbey: Independent

Service for Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey, which Queen Elizabeth II has requested to attend should South Africa agree, would be first for non-British citizen, Johannesburg’s Sunday Independent reports. * Discussions have been held between Westminster Abbey and South African High Commission officials, Sunday Independent cites church’s head of communications, Duncan Jeffrey, as saying * Buckingham Palace, South Africa’s International Relations Ministry declined to comment: Independent * NOTE: Mandela, 94, South Africa’s first black president, has been hospitalized since June 8 after contracting lung infection

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