Nigel Mansell was among the mourners attending the funeral of the Queen Mother in London this morning [Tuesday], as Britain paid its respects to the most popular member of the Royal Family.

Mansell, the 1992 Formula One world champion, was among the first of the congregation to arrive at Westminster Abbey in the English capital, almost an hour before the ceremony was due to begin at 1100hrs BST. Now resident in the west country, where he owns and runs Woodbury Park golf and country club, Mansell was joined in London by other prominent public figures, as well as representatives of the Queen Mother's staff, the armed forces and, of course, relatives.

Despite the funeral taking place over a week after the death was reported, the British public continued to pay its respects right up to the start of the ceremony, with large crowds gathering in the streets approaching the Abbey.

Mansell was honoured with an OBE by the Royal Family following his successes in motorsport.