Swansea ceremony to go ahead without Queen

A St David's Day ceremony the Queen was due to attend tomorrow will go ahead as planned with the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, Byron Lewis, taking her place.

A Swansea Council spokesman said:

The ceremony will continue as planned and will be carried out by the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, Mr Byron Lewis.

The Lord Lieutenant will be met upon arrival at the Guildhall by Brigadier Philip Napier, Colonel of the Regiment.

The parade will present arms for a royal salute and play the national anthem before the Lord Lieutenant is invited to present leeks to a representative body of the regiment.

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