The Llywydd has paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s lifelong commitment to public service following the sad announcement of her death.

As the country enters a period of national mourning, all Senedd business is suspended and the Senedd’s flags will be flown at half-mast.

The Llywydd, Rt Hon. Elin Jones MS, said: “Queen Elizabeth II served the United Kingdom with a dignity that endeared her to millions around the world.

“She reigned during a time that has seen great constitutional and social change in our country. She attended every Senedd opening ceremony since its inception, reflecting her recognition of this Parliament’s contribution to Welsh life.

“The Queen will be remembered for her lifelong commitment to public service, including championing many charities and organisations in Wales.

“The Senedd sends its condolences to her family.”