She Will Be Sorely Missed in N. Wales; the People of Wales Pay a Warm Tribute to the Queen Mother Political Leaders Announce Urgent Recall of the National Assembly Churches Call for Special Prayers as Official Flags Fly at Half Mast
Byline: Eryl Crump and David Powell
FLAGS flew at half mast across North Wales yesterday as the region paid its own tribute to the Queen Mother.
Church leaders, politicians and general public alike spoke fondly and emotionally about the much-loved royal.
And the National Assembly is to be recalled to allow AMs to pay tribute to her. The Assembly was not due to reconvene until Tuesday, April 16, but Presiding Officer Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas has summoned members, who are currently on their Easter break, to a special session to be held on Thursday April 4.
The statement from Lord ElisThomas's office read: "Following a request from the First Minister Rhodri Morgan, the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly Lord Dayfdd Elis-Thomas is recalling the Assembly for members to pay their respects to the Queen Mother.
"The Assembly is being recalled for a special session as 11.30am on Thursday April 4.
"There will be a short statement from the Presiding …
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Publication information: Article title: She Will Be Sorely Missed in N. Wales; the People of Wales Pay a Warm Tribute to the Queen Mother Political Leaders Announce Urgent Recall of the National Assembly Churches Call for Special Prayers as Official Flags Fly at Half Mast. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: April 1, 2002. Page number: 4. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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