Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Charles have been among those sending messages of condolence today after the news broke that former South African President Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95.
The Queen has released an official statement and this will be posted along with other quotes from members of the Royal Family as they are made available online.
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.