Welsh First Minister: Prince Philip ‘served the crown with selfless devotion’

The First Minister of Wales has expressed his condolences to Prince Philip’s family following the announcement of his death today.

Welsh Labour today announced that the party will suspend campaigning as a mark of respect. 

The Welsh Senedd election is due to go ahead on 6 May.

Speaking this afternoon Welsh Labour leader Mark Drakeford says Prince Philip will be missed by the people of Wales.

Drakeford said: “Throughout his long life, Prince Philip served with selfless devotion and a remarkable generosity of spirit.

“On behalf of the Welsh government and people in all parts of Wales, I offer our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, her Majesty’s children, and their families on this sad occasion. 

“The Duke of Edinburgh will be sorely missed by the many Welsh organisations that he supported as patron or president over so many decades of service.”

Prince Philip was a patron of many Welsh groups, including the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association, the Royal Welsh Yacht Club, and the Welsh Schools’ Football Association.

The Duke was the longest-serving royal consort in British history, and he and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

You can check out all of SWL’s Prince Philip coverage here.

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