Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2022

Full Council tributes to Queen – “she was just like us really” for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2022

Tributes have been paid from Group Leaders on Wrexham Council following the death of the Queen.

The Mayor offered time in the Full Council meeting last night for tributes to Queen Elizabeth from group leaders, with some taking up the offer, as it was the first time the Full Council had met since her death.

Council Leader Mark Pritchard said, “You have seen the United Kingdom come together to show their respects, and the Commonwealth, and I think that really says a lot really about the Queen.

“I think for ourselves here in Wrexham, she was very generous with with us. She granted us the city status in the Jubilee and we will be ever thankful for that award – also she visited Wrexham on numerous occasions.”

“All of us in this chamber live in the public arena and we are public servants, there’s been no better ambassador in my eyes as the Queen and what she stood for with regards to respect with regards to patience.

“I think it was warming for us that the Queen, she was just like us really, she had problems with regards to her children and her grandchildren. But that’s good, because she’s just a mother and a grandmother. I think that’s that really sticks with us all really.”

Cllr Hugh Jones said, “It’s always very difficult in these circumstances to add words to the many millions of words that have already been spoken about her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“I have some very special memories when I was fortunate to have your office in Chester. I hosted the Queen for a half a day and I met her on three other occasions. Things that always struck me about her was how she had that extraordinary ability to relate to whoever she met, to put whoever she met at ease. You never felt that you were walking with somebody who was great. You felt you’re walking alongside a fellow human being.

“I think as a nation, we’ve lost a very significant beacon. Some things that really stand out about Her Majesty were her dignity, a sense of humour and her faith – all of which came together to enable her to serve this country, the Commonwealth and indeed, to be the example to the rest of the world.”

Cllr Dana Davies added, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth dedicated her life to the service of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and the world mourns the loss of an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of people around the world.

“Her devotional leadership was unwavering and she reigned as a beacon of hope and steadfastness. Her Majesty evoked everything that is really good and great about this country and the Commonwealth family that she served.”

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