I rise to pay tribute and to give thanks for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Amongst all the recollections of Rt Hon and Hon Members, I will remember her service, duty, humility and faith.
We have witnessed many years of Her service as our longest reigning Monarch through unrecognisable change. The length of her Reign means that only 11% of the population has lived longer than the time she has sat on the throne.
Her duty to communities, all nations of the UK, to the Union of the U.K. and to the Commonwealth was recognised across the globe.
In spite of the admiration in which she was held and her standing here and around the world, her humility was obvious in the way she acted, the way
she spoke and the way she related to us all. This demonstrated her understanding of the challenges we all face.
And at a time of increasing secularisation of society, she is someone who turned to her Faith for inspiration in challenging times and to give thanks during better times. Faith was something she celebrated, rather than hid away.
I had the privilege of meeting her on many occasions. At one time, the issue of pronounciation of Welsh place names came up.
To my amazement she said the one she recalls best is Coedarhydyglyn - A property in my constituency - that even locals wrongly pronounce as Cardryglyn.
It turned out that she spent many summers during her childhood playing on the estate of the late Sir Kenneth Traherne - Coedarhydyglyn and she was determined to pronounce it properly.
At these sad times we now owe the service and commitment she showed to us to her son and our King.
God Save The King.