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Live updates: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit to Margam

By V_Jones  |  Posted: April 26, 2012

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The Queen will be paying a special visit to Margam to mark her Diamond Jubilee today.

Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, the royal couple are set to set to spend two days in Wales, first attending Llandaff Cathedral for a special service before travelling to Margam Country Park where they will meet Wales’s Grand Slam-winning rugby team.

It is then followed by a visit to Merthyr Tydfil where the Queen will meet pupils from a local school and visit a museum.

Check here for live updates and pictures, and if you're visiting Margam today make sure you send us your photos and tweets to @thisisswales to add to our live feed or email victoria.jones@northcliffedigital.co.uk.

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*See tomorrow's South Wales Evening Post for reports and pictures from the day's events.

The itinerary for the Queen's visit to Wales:


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Cardiff Central Train Station.

They will travel directly to Llandaff Cathedral to attend a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 year reign.

The Royal Party will then travel to Margam Country Park where, amongst other activities, they will meet members of the Grand Slam-winning Welsh rugby team.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will also view a community festival and have lunch in the Orangery.

After lunch, The Queen and The Duke will proceed to Merthyr to visit Cyfarthfa High School and Cyfarthfa Castle Museum.

The Royal Party will also view displays by the local Mountain Rescue team, Merthyr Scouts, and the Forestry Commission.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will officially open Ynysowen Community Primary School in Aberfan.

They will then proceed to Ebbw Vale to officially open the newly refurbished Works General Office and Archives staff. Here, the Royal Party will meet former steel workers and museum volunteers.

The Queen and The Duke will then attend a Service at Christ Church and meet community groups in a reception.

The Queen and The Duke will visit Glanusk Park, near Crickhowell, to attend “Diamonds in the Park” – a festival of rural activities and sports.

See more pictures from The Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit to Margam here.

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  • swanseajock  |  April 26 2012, 3:13PM

    by weslangdon..obviously you are because you took the time to post your comments!! Just what we need, Blair, Brown, Cameron or Clegg as head of state

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  • weslangdon  |  April 26 2012, 10:41AM

    Why on earth would anyone be interested in this, we need a republic...NOW!

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