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David Trimble funeral: His actions allowed a generation in Northern Ireland to grow up in 'relative peace', service told - as it happened

Funeral service heard history will be "exceeding kind" to Lord Trimble for his efforts in bringing peace and stability to Northern Ireland

The funeral of peace process architect Lord Trimble has been told he allowed a generation in Northern Ireland to grow up in "relative peace".

The service at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church in Lisburn heard how the former first minister helped forged peace in Northern Ireland, at considerable cost to himself.

Rev Dr Charles McMullen said: "As so many have said over these past few days, history will be exceedingly kind to David even if life brought many unrelenting pressures and demands."

He added: "He was a committed family man and as I have sat with Daphne, his daughters Victoria and Sarah, sons Richard and Nicholas over these past few days I have been deeply touched and moved by so many stories, all of which underlined how dearly loved he was by them.

"They gave him to us and we want to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation to them."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheal Martin all attended the service.

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Hazel Sleeth giving the Prime Minister Boris Johnson a cup of tea, after the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77 (Liam McBurney/PA Wire)

Hazel Sleeth giving the Prime Minister Boris Johnson a cup of tea, after the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77 (Liam McBurney/PA Wire)

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Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Lady Daphne Trimble at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Lady Daphne Trimble at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Sinn Fein Vice-President Michelle O'Neill and DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson are seen after the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Fein Vice-President Michelle O'Neill and DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson are seen after the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Nicholas and Lady Daphne Trimble, at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Nicholas and Lady Daphne Trimble, at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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(left to right) Sarah, Nicholas, Lady Daphne, Victoria and Richard Trimble at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

(left to right) Sarah, Nicholas, Lady Daphne, Victoria and Richard Trimble at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Lady Daphne Trimble (third left) at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Lady Daphne Trimble (third left) at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Pacemaker Press 01/08/22
Former Alliance Leader David Ford and Stephen Farry   attends the Funeral of David Trimble  at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.
Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland.
He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness.
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Pacemaker Press 01/08/22 Former Alliance Leader David Ford and Stephen Farry attends the Funeral of David Trimble at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland. He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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SDLP Leader Colm Eastwood and Mathew O’Toole    attends the Funeral of David Trimble  at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.
Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland.
He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 01/08/22 SDLP Leader Colm Eastwood and Mathew O’Toole attends the Funeral of David Trimble at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland. He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill   attends the Funeral of David Trimble  at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.
Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland.
He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 01/08/22 Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill attends the Funeral of David Trimble at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland. He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Former Taoiseach Berti Ahern   attends the Funeral of David Trimble  at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.
Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland.
He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 01/08/22 Former Taoiseach Berti Ahern attends the Funeral of David Trimble at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Lord Trimble led the UUP from 1995 to 2005 and was the first person to serve as first minister of Northern Ireland. He died on 25 July at the Ulster Hospital near Belfast, after a short illness. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Charles McMullan speaking at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Charles McMullan speaking at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Charles McMullan speaking at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Charles McMullan speaking at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Nicholas Trimble accompanied by his sister Sarah speaking at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Nicholas Trimble accompanied by his sister Sarah speaking at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Charles McMullan at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Charles McMullan at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Lady Daphne Trimble (third left) at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Lady Daphne Trimble (third left) at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1st August 2022

Funeral of former First Minister of Northern Ireland and Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.  Lord Trimble, who was one of the main architects behind the Good Friday Agreement, died last week. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted by UUP leader Doug Beattie. 

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1st August 2022 Funeral of former First Minister of Northern Ireland and Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Lord Trimble, who was one of the main architects behind the Good Friday Agreement, died last week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted by UUP leader Doug Beattie. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Victoria Trimble accompanied by her brother Richard giving a reading at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Victoria Trimble accompanied by her brother Richard giving a reading at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Pallbearers carry the coffin of Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, as it arrives for the funeral servuice at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, as it arrives for the funeral servuice at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Artist Colin Davidson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Artist Colin Davidson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Lady Daphne Trimble at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Lady Daphne Trimble at the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former UUP MEP Jim Nicholson (right), arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former UUP MEP Jim Nicholson (right), arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Artist Colin Davidson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Artist Colin Davidson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Lady Daphne Trimble (third left) and members of family, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Lady Daphne Trimble (third left) and members of family, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Irish president Michael D Higgins (right), arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Irish president Michael D Higgins (right), arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former SDLP MP Dr Joe Hendron, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former SDLP MP Dr Joe Hendron, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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UUP leader Doug Beattie greets Lord Kilclooney, ahead of the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

UUP leader Doug Beattie greets Lord Kilclooney, ahead of the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson and UUP senior press officer Stephen Barr, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson and UUP senior press officer Stephen Barr, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Jayne Brady, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Jayne Brady, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan (left) and SDLP Pat Catney, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan (left) and SDLP Pat Catney, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Simon Byrne, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Simon Byrne, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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(left to right) Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Alex Maskey, former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, and Barbara De Brun, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

(left to right) Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Alex Maskey, former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, and Barbara De Brun, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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A general view of Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church in Lisburn, where the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, will take palce. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A general view of Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church in Lisburn, where the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, will take palce. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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A view inside Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church in Lisburn, where the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, will take palce. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A view inside Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church in Lisburn, where the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, will take palce. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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UUP MLA Steve Aiken, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

UUP MLA Steve Aiken, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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The back page of the order of service for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The back page of the order of service for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Simon Byrne, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Simon Byrne, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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(left to right) Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Alex Maskey, former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, and Barbara De Brun, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

(left to right) Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Alex Maskey, former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, and Barbara De Brun, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former UUP MLA Dermot Nesbitt (left), arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former UUP MLA Dermot Nesbitt (left), arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former UUP MLA John McCallister, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former UUP MLA John McCallister, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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UUP's Danny Kennedy, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

UUP's Danny Kennedy, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson (left), and UUP leader Doug Beattie, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson (left), and UUP leader Doug Beattie, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson, arrives for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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A order of service placed on a seat reserved for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A order of service placed on a seat reserved for the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, died last week aged 77, at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Picture date: Monday August 1, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ULSTER Trimble. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Hazel Sleeth giving the Prime Minister Boris Johnson a cup of tea, after the funeral of former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader David Trimble, who died last week aged 77 (Liam McBurney/PA Wire)

The 77-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner and former first minister died last week following an illness.

The peer and former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party played a key role in forging the 1998 Good Friday/Belfast Agreement that ended decades of conflict in Northern Ireland.

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