A memorial stone has been dedicated to Nelson Mandela at the head of the nave in Westminster Abbey in the British capital.

The stone lies alongside those dedicated to William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Winston Churchill and Diana the Princess of Wales among many other prominent figures.

Mandela is the first South African to receive the honour, which was dedicated at a service attended by his granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela and South Africa’s High Commissioner to the UK, Thembi Tambo.