‘Magnificant service’: Commons speaker Lindsay Hoyle pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the speaker of the House of Commons, paid an emotional tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the chamber on Friday (9 September).

He described the Queen as “the most conscientious and dutiful of monarchs”.

“As the longest-serving monarch this country has known, she would have been assured a notable entry in our history books, even were it not for the magnificence in which she undertook the role of Queen,” Mr Hoyle said.

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