There is no doubt that the President himself would have forgiven Cameron for wanting him dead nearly 30 years ago, he was that kind of guy. After all he forgave the people who very nearly did kill him. The puny Cameron pales into insignificance by comparison with them, but I can't help thinking that the posh boy was only there today because it wouldn't have done not to have been there. And besides where else was he going to get a selfie with the US president even if he did have to share him with the Danish Prime Minister. (Just imagine, the PM of a ting country with 5.5 million being photographed with the President of the USA. Who'd have thought it!)
I was pleased to see that STV news gave no coverage whatsoever to Cameron and led with Mr Obama's speech, the arrival of Robert Mugabe, and the meeting between President Raúl Castro and President Obama along with the grief of Mrs Mandela and her family.
The report that I read in the Guardian similarly ignored Mr Smarmy Eton Pants. So if he hoped that some of President Mandela's glitter would rub off on him, it looks like he was sadly mistaken, because he didn't even get coverage on the UK news.
Over 100 senior statesmen from all over the world attended the service in South Africa today, including two French presidents, four American Presidents, the Chinese Vice President, and the German President and Chancellor, in stark contrast to his arch hater's funeral, to which no American President and No French President bothered to show, despite invitations being sent. Likewise Angela Merkel and President Gauck were not in London for Thatcher's obseques.
Many many other leaders from around the world attended, including the Secretary General of the UN, the King of Holland and Crown Prince of Spain.
I wonder if Cameron was the only one there who saw the event as the fulfilment of something he had wanted since 1985.