Queen looks radiant in pink as she steps out with a walking stick again to open Welsh parliament

Royally reliable: Queen looks radiant in pink as she steps out with a walking stick again to open Welsh parliament with Charles and Camilla

  • Queen put on a vibrant appearance as she attended the sixth ceremonial opening of the Senedd today, using a walking stick for the second time this week
  • The monarch, 95, arrived alongside Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall
  • The Queen opted for a pink coat and hat while Camilla wore a red ensemble
  • Queen wore diamond daffodil brooch in a nod to the national flower of Wales










The Queen put on a vibrant appearance as she attended the sixth ceremonial opening of the Senedd today.

The monarch, 95, arrived alongside the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they visited the Welsh Parliament building in Cardiff.

Dressed in a pink coat and matching hat, the royal cut a colourful figure as she made her way down the red carpet with a walking stick.

The Queen wore diamond a daffodil brooch in a nod to the national flower of Wales.

Camilla, 74, looked radiant in a red coat dress and coordinating hat, smiling as she ascended the red carpet with Prince Charles, 73, who wore a mask.

The Queen put on a vibrant appearance as she attended the sixth ceremonial opening of the Senedd today and was pictured using her walking stick for the second time this week

Camilla, 74, looked radiant in a red coat dress and coordinating hat, smiling as she ascended the red carpet with Prince Charles, 73, who wore a mask

Camilla, 74, looked radiant in a red coat dress and coordinating hat, smiling as she ascended the red carpet with Prince Charles, 73, who wore a mask

It is the first time the royal has visited Wales.

The event was due to take place shortly after the election in May, but was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Queen will make a speech in the Senedd chamber, followed by addresses from Wales’s First Minister Mark Drakeford and Senedd speaker Elin Jones.

There will be a mixture of recorded and live performances from Welsh artists, centred around the theme Your Voice.

The monarch, 95, arrived alongside the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they visited the Welsh Parliament building in Cardiff

The monarch, 95, arrived alongside the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they visited the Welsh Parliament building in Cardiff

Mr Drakeford said the Queen opening the Senedd “marks the significance of the Parliament” in the nation.

He told Sky News: “Decisions are made in four different parliaments and I know the Queen has always taken very seriously the job that she does in marking that.

“As I say, she’s never missed an opening of a new Senedd term and despite the circumstances, and her age, she will be making that effort again today.”

Members of the royal family will also greet pupils from Mount Stuart Primary School at the front of the Senedd, where the Welsh and British national anthems will be played, and a royal salute will be given by the Royal Navy with the Band of the Royal Marines.

Camilla looked resplendent in a red hat embroidered with mistletoe

Camilla looked resplendent in a red hat embroidered with mistletoe

The WNO Youth Opera – which has not performed live in 18 months due to coronavirus restrictions – will perform Ar Lan y Mor.

Other party leaders, members of Wales’s first Youth Parliament and local dignitaries who have supported their communities during the pandemic will also get the chance to meet the royal party.

The ceremonial mace will be carried into the Senedd by a member of the the security team, Shahzad Khan, and placed in its sconce to signify the official opening of the sixth Senedd.

Earlier this month, the Queen officially opened the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

Dressed in a pink coat and matching hat, the royal cut a colourful figure as she made her way down the red carpet

Dressed in a pink coat and matching hat, the royal cut a colourful figure as she made her way down the red carpet

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