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A memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey on November 20th for Lady Mary Soames, the youngest daughter and last surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Mary died last May 31st at the age of 91. Among the 1000 in attendance were family members, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Sir John Major, former cabinet ministers Lord Hurd, Michael Howard, Lord Heseltine, and Lord Mandelson. The Daily Mail Online has a report on the service.

The Finest Hour, The Journal of Winston Churchill also recently released a quite interesting special edition devoted to Lady Soames. The issue includes articles on Soames by David Reynolds, Celia Sandys, and Robert Hardy. Copies of the issue are available from the Churchill Centre.

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