Former US president Ronald Reagan has been honoured with the unveiling of a statue in London to mark 100 years since his birth. Foreign Secretary William Hague and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attended the US Embassy to reveal the 10ft bronze figure as did the current US ambassador, Louis Susman. Ms Rice was representing the late presidents widow Nancy Reagan at the ceremony, which coincides with the US Independence Day celebrations. Mr Reagans great political ally and friend, former prime minister Baroness Thatcher, was unable to attend due to her physical frailty. The statue of Mr Reagan was commissioned as part of a year of celebrations to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of the former US president. It will stand alongside existing statues of other illustrious American presidents such as Dwight Eisenhower and Franklin D Roosevelt. DM