Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Cardiff

April 26, 2012 2 Comments »
Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Cardiff

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were in Cardiff this morning as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.

The monarch arrived at Cardiff Central Station around 10.15am, where she was greeted by crowds of flag-waving well-wishers, before driving up St Mary Street, High Street, Duke Street and North Road on her way to Llandaff Cathedral for a special service in her honour.

Here are some of our pictures from the morning, and we’ll be adding more as they day goes on.

If you have any photos of the Royal visit you’d like to add to our gallery, e-mail them to jessica.best@mediawales.com or upload them to the yourCardiff Flickr group.

On St Mary Street and High Street, people gathered to see the Queen and Prince Phillip drive past on their way to Llandaff.

They included Iris Homewood, from Roath, who had brought her two-year-old granddaughter Eloise along for the occasion.

She said: “It’s quite a momentous occasion. I’ve brought my granddaughter and taught her to curtsey!

“They went by so quickly, but Prince Philip was waving and it was lovely to see the Queen.”

Stephen Jones, 44, from Pontprennau, had come down from his office on Cathedral Road.

He said: “I think you’ve got to take the opportunity to come and see her. People complain it’s so remote, but it’s right here on your door step.”

Ann Booth, 66, and Sally Williams, 65, both from Llanedeyrn, were waving their Welsh flags as the Royal cavalcade drove past.

Ann said: “She’s been on the throne 60 years and I’ve never seen her.

“I’m in America for the jubilee and will miss it all, so I wanted to come down today.”

Sally added: “The last time I saw her was at her silver jubilee, when I stood here with my three little ones.

“I think she’s an amazing woman, for her age and what she does.”

In Llandaff, Joni Alexander (@joniayn) filmed this video of the crowds as the Queen drove to the cathedral.

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  1. Mick April 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Great reception for the Queen & Duke; great shame the union flags waved by the crowd were all manufactured upside-down………

    • portnoy April 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      They aren't Mick. Not even the WA could bugger things up that badly on protocol.

      Or could they?

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