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Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen...

24th September, 2022.

Here is the tribute paid by Kevin Hollinrake MP in the House of Commons, Friday 9th September 2022:

“Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is a great privilege, on behalf of myself, my family, my mum, as an adoring fan of the Queen and the royal family, would have been particularly proud – and my constituents, to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen and pay my respects to her family.

Sadly, we never truly appreciate what we have until it is gone and there is no finer illustration of that than the passing of her Majesty the Queen. She has been such a constant presence that, throughout the inevitable peaks and valleys of life, it seemed she would always be there – a golden thread woven through each of our lives.

She has, though, always been there for us, as strong and steadfast as her beloved highlands: seemingly faultless – I am sure she would argue with that – infallible, but accepting, understanding and forgiving of fallibility.........

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