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World leaders, celebrities gather for Mandela funeral

Military soldiers stand at attention over South African President Nelson Madela's casket before his burial in his home village of Qunu, South Africa, Dec. 15, 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Elmond Jiyane, CGIS

Heroes of the anti-apartheid movement, world leaders, royalty and celebrities joined the Mandela family clan on Sunday to mourn the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu attended the service, despite an earlier mix-up when he thought he had not been invited.

Mandela’s two daughters Zindzi and Makaziwe were among the mourners, led by South African President Jacob Zuma, who sat between Mandela’s former wife Winnie Mandela and his widow, Graca Machel.

Britain’s Prince Charles represented the Queen and Prince Albert of Monaco was spotted in the crowd.

Among the celebrities in attendance were talk show star, Oprah Winfrey, British tycoon Richard Branson and British actor Idris Elba, who plays Mandela in the recent biopic Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom.