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Summary

  1. Rhodri Morgan died at the age of 77 in May
  2. Funeral ceremony started at 11:00 BST
  3. Former AM Lorraine Barrett, a humanist celebrant, conducted the ceremony
  4. 500 people attended, with 360 inside and hundreds outside
  5. Ceremony was relayed to Senedd steps via speakers

Live Reporting

By Chris Wood and Peter Shuttleworth

All times stated are UK

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  1. Fit for a father figure

    A review of the ceremony for former first minister

    This concludes the BBC's rolling coverage of Rhodri Morgan's public funeral at the Senedd.

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    Video caption: Rhodri Morgan funeral: A look back at the ceremony
  2. 'Goodbye old friend'

    Final service for former first minister on Thursday

    Following today's Senedd service, there will be a public service of committal for Rhodri Morgan at Thornhill Crematorium in Cardiff on Thursday at 14:00 BST.

    Rhodri Morgan
  3. The ceremony concludes

    Family carry Rhodri Morgan's coffin out of the Senedd

    Rhodri Morgan funeral
  4. Family lead the singing

    Mourners end the Senedd ceremony with the Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

    The family leads the Welsh anthem
  5. Rhodri's 'desert island' song

    Celtic singer Dave Burns performs the song Mr Morgan sang around the house and would have chosen as his "desert island song".

    It is called 'Joe Hill' and was first sung by Paul Robeson about the man who became a folk hero for workers around the world.

    Dave Burns sings Joe Hill
  6. 'Nobody dies until the ripples they cause end'

    Lorraine Barrett reads a Terry Pratchett quote

    "Nobody is finally dead until the ripples they caused in the world die."

    She said Mr Morgan will live on through his legacy.

    Lorraine Barrett
  7. 'Do one-legged ducks swim in a circle?'

    Rhodri Morgan: In his own words

    From guacamole to Her Majesty, from mackerel to mushy peas...

    When it came to an interview, the former first minister was a supremo of the soundbite.

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    Video caption: Rhodri Morgan: 'I wasn't late, the Queen was early'
  8. 'His impact on devolution was profound'

    'He had a wonderful life and enjoyed every minute'

    Jane Hutt said Mr Morgan's "impact on devolution was profound" and he was "always looking for ways to move Wales forward".

    She highlighted him appointing the country's first children's commissioner and enabling Wales to become the first UK nation to give free prescriptions.

    Ms Hutt added: "He never looked back. He had a wonderful life and enjoyed every minute."

  9. 'A very keen and diligent piano pupil'

    Jane Hutt talks about Rhodri Morgan's attempts to learn the piano.

    She described him waiting for friends at St Pancras station when he decided to give a public piano "a little tickle".

    She said his piano teacher called him a "a very keen and interested pupil who practiced diligently every week!"

    Jane Hutt
  10. Anti-apartheid anthem

    Nkosi Sikelele is sung by Cor Cochion Caerdydd.

    It was the anthem of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, of which Mr Morgan was a vocal supporter.

    Cor Cochion Caerdydd
  11. 'Out of the darkness a rainbow formed'

    Canon Aled Edwards said he made us all better people

    Canon Aled Edwards said: "After the 9/11, Rhodri gathered all of the faith leaders in Wales. Out of the darkness a rainbow of faith was formed."

    He added that Mr Morgan "courageously" started a refugee doctor scheme 15 years ago that has now trained 87 doctors.

    Praising Mr Morgan he said those "that shaped our lives affirm what we become", adding he "made us all become a little bit more than we were before".

    Canon Aled Edwards
  12. 'First song we learnt in Welsh'

    Hennessys play Ar Lan y Mor

    The Hennessys learnt Ar Lan y Mor - a song they heard during a lock-in at St Mary Street while living in a caravan in Ireland.

    Frank and Dave Hennessy perform
  13. 'At 10pm he started getting twitchy'

    The Hennessys describe superfan Rhodri Morgan

    Frank and Dave Hennessy described how Mr Morgan's political meetings used to take place above a pub.

    They said "at about 10pm Rhodri started getting twitchy" because the sounds of the Hennessys started coming up through the floorboards and he wanted to go and join in.

    The Hennessys