AMs have congratulated the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee. A government motion in the Senedd paid tribute to her 'steadfast support for Wales over the last 60 years'. The Presiding Officer had already released the text of a message she is sending to the Queen on behalf of the Assembly, saying that AMs look forward 'to the continuing pleasure of being Your Majesty's subjects'.
The message has been inscribed on a special scroll as a diamond jubilee gift to the Queen. A copy made by the artist will be displayed in the Senedd. Although some Assembly Members are republicans, they have all sworn an oath of loyalty to the Queen (or made an affirmation) as a condition of taking their seats in the Senedd.
In the debate, the most prominent republican, Plaid Cymru's leader Leanne Wood, thanked the First Minister for the opportunity to highlight the contribution of not just one person but an entire generation. She noted that the Queen was born in 1926, the year of the General Strike.