Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan Mrs Louise Fleet CStJ JP has paid tribute to Her Majesty the Queen following her death. The statement reads as follows:
The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a moment of profound sadness for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Her Majesty has been the head of a worldwide family of over two and a half billion people and her passing ends a remarkable reign. She has been a symbol of steadfast loyalty, strength and constancy as she carried out her pledge of lifelong service which she made as a young woman.
Supported by her strong Christian faith, service and duty have been Her Majesty’s guiding principles and she has never faltered or failed us; she has given us her heart and her devotion.
Alongside her constitutional role, Her Majesty has been a central figure in her own family. The Queen married Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 calling him her ‘strength and stay,’ they were inseparable. A mother in the early years that followed, then grandmother and in the past decade Her Majesty experienced the joy of her great-grandchildren.
An inspirational leader, admired and respected throughout the world for her wisdom, dignity and grace. Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations saw the nation come together to express its love and admiration for our longest reigning Monarch.
As we mourn Her Majesty, we also give thanks for her lifetime of selfless service.
I wish to extend my deepest condolences to all members of The Royal Family. May they find comfort and strength from their friends and from the love, admiration and respect expressed for Her Majesty by the nation and from across the world.
I now offer my full support and loyalty to His Majesty The King.