Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘long and exceptional life’

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Mark Drakeford has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's "long and exceptional life" in his tribute to the monarch following her peaceful death aged 96. "She has been the only monarch that most of us remember and today the country feels an immense loss," Mr Drakeford said. Speaking from the steps of the Welsh government buildings in Cardiff, he added that Her Majesty will be "sorely missed." Elizabeth II's reign lasted 70 years, making her Britain's longest-living, and longest-serving, monarch. Watch more on Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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