Heartfelt eulogy from George Bush Jr at his father's funeral

The United States of America has said goodbye to its 41st President, with a eulogy presented by its 43rd President, his son.

Among the mourners at George HW Bush's funeral was current US President Donald Trump, and three former Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Other world leaders and figures included Prince Charles, Sir John Major and Angela Merkel.

The casket of George Bush Snr had emerged initially to silence, before making a trip past the White House, with the military lining the streets.

In the cathedral where the funeral was taking place, casual chatter among the Presidents and their wives became awkward when Mr Trump entered the room.

Very quickly, the order of service became extremely attractive to look at for some. George Bush Jr soon broke the silence with a heartfelt eulogy.

"I said 'Dad, I love you, and you've been a wonderful father'. And the last words he'd ever say on Earth were 'I love you too'," Mr Bush Jr said.

"To us he was close to perfect, but not totally perfect. His short game was lousy. He wasn't exactly Fred Astaire on the dance floor. The man couldn't stomach vegetables, especially broccoli.

"Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man. The best father a son or daughter can have," he said as broke into tears.

"In our grief, let us smile knowing dad is hugging [Robin, Mr Bush Snr's daughter who died of Leukaemia] and holding mum's hand again."

Mr Bush Sr returned home on Air Force One, his son watching hand on broken heart.

Tomorrow, George HW Bush will be privately laid to rest, close to where Robin and his wife are buried.