Prince Charles and David Cameron to attend Westminster Abbey memorial service for Sir David Frost

Sir David Frost

Sir David Frost

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CELEBRATED broadcaster Sir David Frost will posthumously receive one of Britain’s highest artistic honours.

A memorial to the television presenter, who lived in Hampshire for many years, will be unveiled near Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey next month.

He is only the second broadcaster after BBC presenter Sir Richard Dimbleby, who died in 1965, to receive the honour.

Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron are among 1,500 guests who will gather for a memorial service on March 13.

There will be readings from former BBC director-general Greg Dyke and actress Joanna Lumley.

The veteran interviewer – whose illustrious career spanned 50 years – died aged 74 after suffering a heart attack on cruise ship Queen Elizabeth shortly after leaving Southampton in August last year.

Sir David, renowned for his flagship programmes The Frost Re-port, Break-fast With Frost and Through the Keyhole and for grilling former US President Richard Nixon over the Watergate political scandal, lived in Michelmersh, near Romsey, for many years before selling his estate and moving away from Hampshire.

The Saints supporter was also part of a consortium with close friend Gavyn Davies to take over the club in 1996, while in 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at Winchester University. His three sons attended Pilgrim School in Winchester.

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