Emotive return to Aberfan on final day of Queen's tour

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have finished their two-day tour of Wales, to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. The royal party were greeted by crowds in Aberfan, Ebbw Vale and at Glanusk Park, near Crickhowell.

It was their fourth visit to the Valleys village of Aberfan since the tragedy of 1966, when more than a hundred children were killed after a colliery spoil heap collapsed. Today, she opened Ynysowen Community Primary School in the village.

Children waiting to see the Queen
Hundreds of children turned out to see the Queen's fourth visit to Aberfan Credit: ITV News Wales
The Queen smiling
A smile from Her Majesty on the second day of her tour to Wales Credit: ITV News Wales

The Queen and Prince Philip then went on to see the newly refurbished General Office at the site of the former steelworks in Ebbw Vale. They met former workers and museum volunteers.

The Queen receiving flowers
Well-wishers were on hand to give her flowers on the visit Credit: ITV News Wales
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen has been joined on her tour by the Duke of Edinburgh Credit: ITV News Wales

They finished their tour with a trip to Glanusk Park, near Crickhowell, to attend "Diamonds in the Park" - a festival of rural activities and sports.

The Queen watching shearing
Among the rural activities they watched was some Welsh sheep shearing Credit: ITV News Wales
The Queen talking to Leigh Halfpenny
The Queen saw some of Wales' Grand Slam stars for the second time in two days Credit: ITV News Wales