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Welsh Government accidentally leaked official correspondence about handling of the Queen’s death

06 Apr 2022 1 minute Read
Queen Elizabeth II. Picture by UK Home Office (CC BY 2.0)

The Welsh Government is investigating after accidentally leaking official correspondence about the handling of the Queen’s death.

Security guidance marked “official sensitive” was sent by email to a member of the public by a Welsh government official in error.

The Welsh government’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Andrew Goodall release a statement saying: “Whilst the email did not contain any operational information, it was marked ‘official sensitive’ and should not have been shared.

“We take the issue of information and data security very seriously and this is now being investigated as a potential security breach.

“We are unable to comment further,” he told the BBC.

The information was sent to the Welsh Government after a UK Government civil servant expressed concern that a news website had published details about what would be done after the Queen died.

Security guidance was then sent to the Welsh Government, who sent it on by email to a member of the public in error.


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Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
1 month ago

Big deal! Let me guess the secret. You’re going to have a big, ostentatious, expensive funeral that will cost the taxpayer an arm & a leg. Then you’ll erect some sycophantic statue to the old biddy?

andrew r north
andrew r north
1 month ago

Too right. No chance that the short arms will reach into their deep pockets for the funeral of the queen of a failed state.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

The passing of ER2 will be an important and of course sad event…for our Nation. It will open a new door and new opportunities for Cymru fach. Choices and Opportunities we need to think about and plan for in the time following a respectful response to a life of service. The tolerance of working with scheming PMs , Banqueting with mass murderers and vile foreign dictators balanced with visits to local community groups, local hero’s and of course often accompanied by functional family members – deserves a recognition and thanks 🙏. The Welsh Gvt working with civic society needs now… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Richard
Kurt C
Kurt C
1 month ago

Waste of money investigating. We all know what happens and they can’t abuse us with flags and nonces anymore than they already do. Personally don’t care for what happens, unless it was to remove all this royal nonsense hanging over our lives, reminding us of vast crimes under Royals command and those who protect them.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

The second Elizabethan age is drawing to a close. 70 years, three score and ten, it is biblical. Whatever your feelings are toward the Monarchy this is a big deal for all on these islands. We have a Tory government hell bent on making 90% of our lives worse, we are at the sharp end of history, do not trivialise this moment. Johnson has just committed North Wales to a new nuclear age. I was there as a young kid when Traws Power Station was born and there is a chance I shall witness its rebirth before I die. My… Read more »

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Fairly similar to my view Mab Meirionnydd ….seeing the end of an age is a privilege. Respect ✊🏼 it and move on to the future that lies ahead for our emerging and confident young and inclusive nation. Our neighbours in England / many of whom admire QE2 have a similar set of thoughts as to the future of their own nation following the end of what may be a passing Charles Regency… The failure of ‘ the Firm ‘ to emulate their Germanic cousins across Europe and have a slimmed down, more ‘ street demo monarchy ‘will come to head… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Yes indeed R, after reading your piece I nearly did not bother but given my own personal history with Traws, as a child during its early construction and as a contractor at its completion, I was there at the opening ceremony, and it marked the end of my apprenticeship. The place is in my bones probably more than I would like to imagine. Here’s to the future of a caring and self-sufficient nation…

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Agree 100 per cent

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

On the scale of things not a hanging offense. The Tories have done far worse. An example is when a Tory civil servant left official top-secret military documents in a soggy heap behind a bus stop in Kent. The documents featured info about a possible secret UK presence in Afghanistan among other highly sensitive material, emails ect… Also, in the documents included details about British warship HMS Defender that was sent by Boris Johnson to the Ukraine to do an alleged joint military exercise. Where in reality it was deliberately sent to Ukrainian waters to intimidate Russia and to gain… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Y Cymro
Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Boris must be a terrible poker player…

CapM
CapM
1 month ago

Y Cymro – “This event sparked a diplomatic row and no doubt led to a paranoid Putin & Russia deciding to invade Ukraine.”

What a load of the proverbial.
Putin isn’t paranoid he’s yearning for the return of the Russian empire (aka the USSR for a few decades). Probably along with a significant proportion of the people of Russia.

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