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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Whose national anthem?

There is an interesting postscript to this post in Rhodri Morgan's Western Mail column this morning. He writes:

John Penrose, Conservative MP for Weston-super-Mare and UK Minister for Tourism put his Mitt Romney style-foot right in it, a week ago, in asserting that God Save the Queen was the ‘only’ National Anthem in the UK. The others were only ‘national songs’.

Well I can tell Mr. Penrose that whatever he thinks about the issue, the Queen definitely thinks Hen Wlad fy Nhadau is the Welsh National Anthem. I know this because one of those officiating at the special service at Westminster Abbey commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Bishop William Morgan’s Welsh Bible, passed on to me a very telling comment she made as she and the Duke of Edinburgh left the Abbey. She observed ‘I couldn’t help noticing that they sang THEIR National Anthem far more enthusiastically than they sang mine!’

Just seems like Rhodri Morgan has a pattern of insulting American politicians... though when called on it he denies it.

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