Hillary Clinton will be heading to Swansea to receive an Honorary Doctorate at a ceremony at Swansea University.
The University said the award is being made in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world, a commitment that is shared by Swansea University’s Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People.
Clinton, who has Welsh grandparents, will be heading to Swansea on Saturday 14 October.
Vice Chancellor of Swansea University Professor Richard B. Davies said:
The event at Swansea University will be her first public appearance on her visit to the UK.
Following the announcement, people took to twitter to express their surprise: