Item 1048 - Statement by Mr N Mandela at the passing away of the Queen Mother

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ZA COM MR-S-1048

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Statement by Mr N Mandela at the passing away of the Queen Mother

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  • 2002-03-30 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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Death of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother, Great Britain

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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing away of The Queen Mother Elizabeth over the Easter Weekend.

She represented so much history in her person and her life, and was for so long the centre of the British Royal Family. With her death an historical era in which many of us shared in different ways has come to pass.

We found the Queen Mother a warm and caring person, with a keen interest in developments, particularly those in the Commonwealth and the developing world.

We shall personally cherish our memories of meetings with her. We convey our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain.

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Acquisition method: From hard drive ; Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation Prof J Gerwel. Accessioned on 23/02/09 by Razia Saleh

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