Mourners arrive for Peaches Geldof funeral

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Mourners have started to arrive ahead of the funeral of Peaches Geldof as a host of celebrities prepare to say farewell to the television presenter and model.

Sir Bob Geldof is expected to lead tributes to his daughter later today at the same church where the funeral of her mother Paula Yates was held.

Musician and television personality Jools Holland was among the first to arrive at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in the village of Davington, near Faversham in Kent.

Dozens of locals also looked on as cars began to arrive outside the church, which is where the 25-year-old socialite married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her children, in 2012.

The funeral of television presenter Yates was held there after she died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

Bono and Annie Lennox are expected to be among the mourners who will attend later today, according to reports.

The Geldof family have said the service will be held in private.

Mystery still surrounds the sudden death of Ms Geldof on April 7.

Her body was found at the home she shared with her husband and their two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra, in Wrotham, Kent, after officers were called "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman".

Former Boomtown Rats singer Geldof paid tribute to his daughter alongside his partner Jeanne Marine and Ms Geldof's sisters Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Tiger, saying she was the "wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us".

Kent Police said it was being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

An inquest is not expected to be opened and adjourned by the coroner until after the results of toxicology tests are known.

Cars carrying flowers for the funeral arrived outside the church, which is next to Sir Bob's Davington Priory country estate, where Peaches grew up.

There were bouquets and cards left by well-wishers outside the entrance to the property's driveway.

Peaches' ashes are expected to be scattered in the estate's garden, where she played as a child, according to reports.

Written in chalk on the church's wall, a message read "RIP Peaches".

Sarah Ferguson arrived alone in a chauffeured Bentley, wearing black.

The Duchess of York smiled at journalists as she stepped out but said nothing before heading into Davington Priory.

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