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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard

Hon NANAIA MAHUTA (Minister of Foreign Affairs):

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I join briefly to offer sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family, the people of Great Britain, members of the Commonwealth family. These are indeed challenging times as there are no orphans to grief and loss, and, in many ways, time is a solitary companion when one seeks solace. We join in sorrow to mourn the passing of Prince Philip, who has exemplified stoic commitment, service, and support in his role as the ultimate confidante to the Queen. There are no words that can heal the raw emotion and pain of grief and loss, and so I take this moment to acknowledge the man, the husband, the father, the grandfather, the friend, and the spirited and at times cantankerous individual whom we refer to simply as Prince Philip. May his memory be one of service and dedication. May he rest in peace.

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MIL OSI