The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Cardiff today (26 April 2012) at the start of a two-day tour of Wales.
Arriving by Royal Train at Cardiff Central Station, the Royal Party travelled to Llandaff in South Wales by car. The Queen was greeted by a huge crowd of well-wishers, including groups of school children waving flags.
The Queen attended a service of thanksgiving at Llandaff Cathedral. The 600 attendees at the Cathedral included the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan, who led the service, the First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Professor Delme Bowen.
During Her Majesty’s tour of Wales, which is part of a Royal UK Tour to mark the Diamond Jubilee, The Queen will meet the Welsh Rugby Team at Margam Park, visit Cyfarthfa High School, Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and an art gallery in Merthyr Tydfil.
Tomorrow (on Friday 27 April), The Queen will travel to Aberfan where she will open Ynysowen Community Primary School, meet with steel workers in Ebbw Vale, and attend a ‘Diamonds in the Park’ festival in Glanusk Park.
The Queen’s Royal UK Tour continues next month with a visit to South West England on 1 and 2 May 2012.
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Image: Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from 9-year-old Georgie Seager as she leaves Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, during a visit to Wales as part of a UK-wide tour to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee on Thursday 26 April 2012. Photo credit: David Jones/PA Wire