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Royal Gun Salute in Cardiff to mark Queen's birthday

A Royal Gun Salute has been fired in Cardiff this afternoon to commemorate The Queen's birthday.

The guns were fired in Cardiff Bay at around midday.

The ceremony took place just outside the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay and was hosted by 160th Infanty Brigade and Headquarters Wales and officers from 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh.

Army Reservists from C Troop 211 Battery, which forms part of 104 Regiment Royal Artillery, fired the 21-gun salute using blank ammunition from three 105mm light guns.

Military music was provided by The Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh.

The Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Mrs Morfudd Ann Meredith, took the salute, accompanied by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor Monica Walsh and the head of the Army in Wales, Brigadier Alan Richmond OBE.

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Prince William 'cheering the Welsh' against France

Wales have the backing of royalty as they prepare to face France on the final day of the Six Nations.

The Duke of Cambridge has told French President François Hollande that he will be "cheering the Welsh" tomorrow.

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While all hope of Six Nations title success has gone, the runners-up spot behind England - plus a possible top-four world ranking - feature high on Wales' agenda this weekend.

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