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Tributes paid to the Duke of Edinburgh

Written by on 9th April 2021

Tributes have been paid from all political figures and parties in Wales,
following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

Leading tributes here in Wales, the First Minister Mark Drakeford said:
“It is with sadness that we mourn the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of
Edinburgh. Throughout his long and distinguished life, he served the crown with
selfless devotion and generosity of spirit.
We offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, his children
and their families on this sad occasion.
He will be missed by the many organisations that he supported as Patron or
President over many decades of service”.

Andrew RT Davies, the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives said: “Prince Philip led a
remarkable life and dedicated decades of public service to our United Kingdom and
Commonwealth of Nations, whilst the Duke of Edinburgh programme helped so
many young people.
Britain – along with people across the world – will mourn his loss.”

Adam Price, the Leader of Plaid Cymru said: “I send my condolences to Her Majesty
the Queen and her family. Many young people in Wales will have benefited from the
Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme, a reflection of many decades of his public
service.”

Jane Dodds, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said: “I extend my sympathies
to The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh gave a lifetime of duty and service not only to the
Queen but to our country. He dedicated his life to many worthy causes and for that
the nation should be forever thankful.”

Tributes have also been paid by the other parties in Wales.
Election campaigning has been suspended by many parties.