Watch: Sir Henry Bellingham pays tribute to The Queen in the House of Commons
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The Queen's Norfolk MP has paid tribute to her 'relentless selfless and dedicated duty to our nation' in the House of Commons.
Sir Henry Bellingham described the 'untold joy and happiness' that the Queen had brought to his constituents, describing how she always met people with 'unfailing courtesy, good humour and a deep knowledge of West Norfolk'.
The North-West Norfolk MP said that while she could be excused for wanting to escape London and the pressures of work and relax with her family, horses on her two studs and her dogs during her visits to Norfolk, instead she carried out numerous visits while in the area.
Sir Henry described how she had a busy schedule opening new village halls, new hospital wards, visited local museums and local businesses.
He said that she always made it clear that after meeting the dignitaries she wanted to meet real people, adding that she personified the dignity and spirit that is the best of Norfolk and the British.