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Welsh nationwide service pays tribute to Queen’s ‘extraordinary legacy of service and devotion’

The late Queen was honoured at a nationwide service at Llandaff Cathedral in Wales.(Photograph: Sky Information)

The Archbishop of Wales has paid tribute to the Queen’s “extraordinary legacy of service and devotion” at a nationwide service attended by King Charles III and the Queen Consort. 

The service of thanksgiving for the lifetime of the Queen was held inside Llandaff Cathedral on Friday and broadcast dwell.

Wales was the final cease on the King’s visits to the 4 nations since ascending the throne following the loss of life of the Queen final Thursday. 

Archbishop Andrew John stated the late Queen had “led a lifetime of grace and knowledge” and offered a reassuring fidelity by means of the a long time. 

“Our roots as a individuals are deep, our tradition and language, tales and legends floor us in a novel heritage but in addition level us ahead to a future with promise and potential,” he stated.

The Archbishop spoke of her potential to “shock and delight”, recalling her heartwarming sketch with Paddington Bear for her Platinum Jubilee this 12 months and one other 10 years in the past with Bond actor Daniel Craig as a part of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

“We are going to by no means have a look at a jar of marmalade in the identical means once more nor watch Mr Bond with out remembering 2012 and that leap into the void,” stated the Archbishop. 

He additionally gave thanks for her “deep and dedicated Christian religion” which formed her sense of responsibility and public service.

“Hers was a private religion: she spoke of Jesus Christ and her relationship with him in addition to his teachings and the best way that his life, loss of life and resurrection opened the likelihood for brand new life, restored relationships and dedication to ‘a Kingdom not of this world’,” he stated.

The Archbishop ended with assurances of Wales’ prayers for the King and Queen Consort.

The nationwide service was attended by Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, and representatives from different church buildings and religion communities. 

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