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The Queen's day out in Wales

A service of thanksgiving for the Queen was held at Llandaff Cathedral Photo: ITV News Wales

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Wales this morning as Her Majesty continues her UK tour to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

After arriving at Cardiff Central station the couple were taken to Llandaff Cathedral where a service of thanksgiving was held to celebrate her 60 year reign as Queen.

Amongst the six hundred congregation was Wales' First Minister

Congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen as she celebrates her 60th anniversary on the throne. I am sure the people of Wales will extend the warmest welcome to Her Majesty as she begins her tour of the country to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

– Carwyn Jones, First Minister

Local school children and members of the public gathered outside the Cathedral to get a glimpse of the Queen.

The service inside the Cathedral was led by the Dean, John Lewis, while the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan gave an address.

The Queen was given a warm Welsh welcome at Llandaff Cathedral Credit: ITV News Wales
600 people attended the service at Llandaff Cathedral and many more gathered outside Credit: ITV News Wales
Hundreds of people have gathered in Margam Park to get a glimpse of the Queen Credit: ITV News Wales

After the service, which lasted about 45 minutes, the Royal party was taken to Margam Country Park where they met members of Wales' Grand slam winning rugby team.

Rhys Priestland, Toby Faletau and Dan Lydiate meeting the Queen Credit: ITV News Wales

This afternoon the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Merthyr Tydfil where they were displays by the local Mountain Rescue team, Merthyr Scouts, and the Forestry Commission were put on in their honour.

Local cadets put on a special performance for the Queen on her visit to Merthyr Credit: ITV News Wales

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