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Flags flown at half mast and Senedd recalled to pay tribute to Prince Philip

09 Apr 2021 2 minute read
The Senedd. Picture by Senedd Cymru.

The Senedd is being recalled and flags are being flown at half mast across its estate to pay tribute to Prince Philip.

Members of the Senedd will return on Monday 12 April, at 11:00, to pay tribute to the life and service of The Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

An online book of condolence is also being opened for those who wish to pay their respects.

Wales’ main political parties have also announced that they’re suspending political campaigning for the Senedd elections following his death.

Plaid Cymru, the Labour Party and the Conservatives announced that they would suspend campaigning for the election on May 6.

The Llywydd, Elin Jones MS, said: “The Prince gave many years of public service. This included active military service during the Second World War and the creation of the Duke of Edinburgh Award which has given hundreds of thousands of young people in Wales and beyond vital experiences and opportunities.”

“The Senedd sends its condolences.”

Buckingham Palace announced earlier that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had died aged 99.

He had travelled from Windsor, where he has lived full-time since his retirement, to London for a brief hospital stay earlier this year. He ultimately spent a month at hospital before his release in March after heart surgery.

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