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Following today’s announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford pays tribute

Yn dilyn cyhoeddiad Palas Buckingham heddiw am farwolaeth Ei Uchelder Brenhinol Dug Caeredin, dyma deyrnged gan Brif Weinidog Cymru, Mark Drakeford

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford has expressed his sadness on the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and offered condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family on behalf of the Welsh Government.

He 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”.