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Norfolk PCC's tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

Giles Orpen-Smellie, Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, has paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.

Mr Orpen-Smellie said: “Today we are a nation in mourning.

“Her Majesty The Queen will be forever remembered for her life of service to the country and to the Commonwealth.

“She has been a much-loved and hugely respected figure and a constant presence throughout most of our lives.

“Here in Norfolk, the county has long enjoyed a particularly special relationship with the Royal Family, with The Queen having spent a great deal of time at Sandringham with her late husband His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh and their family, enjoying the beautiful countryside, especially at Christmas.

“I know the death of Her Majesty will be met with sadness and keenly felt by people across the county.

“Norfolk Constabulary plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the Royal Family at Sandringham and this moment will bring enormous sadness to all officers who have taken on such duties down the years.

“My deepest condolences and sympathies are with the entire Royal Family at this very sad hour.

“God save the Queen. Long live the King.”