Liz Truss says ‘God save the King’ in Commons tribute to the Queen

LIZ Truss said ‘God save the King’ after delivering a heartfelt tribute to Her Majesty in Parliament today.

The Commons and Lords is sitting for a special session where MPs and peers can pay tribute to the Queen.

Liz Truss led tributes to the Queen in Parliament today
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Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle stands for a the minute’s silence
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Queen Elizabeth delivering a speech from the throne in House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in May 2021
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Liz Truss signs the No10 condolence book to the Queen
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MP’s observe a minute’s silence in honour of the Queen
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Dressed in black, parliamentarians are reminiscing about the incredible legacy the late Monarch left behind.

The PM said: “Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known.

“She was the rock on which modern Britain was built.”

Ms Truss hailed the “devoted” Monarch and “her words of wisdom”.

“She gave us hope that we would meet again,” the PM said.

“She gave her assent to countless pieces of legislation, and was at the heart of our national life for seven decades.”

Ms Truss described how yesterday “in an instant our lives changed forever”.

Praising the new King Charles she said: “I was grateful to speak to His Majesty last night and offer my condolences even as he mourns his sense of duty and service is clear.

“The British people, the Commonwealth and all of us in this House will support him as he takes our country forward to a new era of hope and progress.

“And in that spirit, I say God save the King.”

Also sharing warm words, Sir Keir Starmerdescribed the Queen as someone who created a “special, personal relationship with us all”.

The Labour leader said: “That relationship was built on the attributes that defined her reign: her total commitment to service and duty, her deep devotion to the country, the Commonwealth, and the people she loved.

“In return for that, we loved her. And it is because of that great, shared love that we grieve today.”

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