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Final preparations made ahead of royal visit

Final preparations are being made in Cardiff Bay ahead of the Queen's visit to open the Fifth Session of the National Assembly for Wales.

A 21-gun salute will be fired at Cardiff Pierhead when the royal train arrives at Cardiff Central Station.

The Welsh and National anthems will be played and a royal salute given as the Queen reaches the main entrance to the Senedd building.

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Welsh stars perform in Royal birthday celebrations

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Kathrine Jenkins and Shirley Bassey were amongst a galaxy of showbiz stars in a show honouring the Queen's birthday.

The spectacular show was held in the grounds of Windsor Castle - said to be the monarch's favourite home.

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The monarch was joined in the royal box by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Dame Shirley Bassey to perform for Queen at 90th birthday show

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Dame Shirley Bassey will perform for the Queen at the star-studded show to celebrate her 90th birthday.

The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration will feature leading figures from the world of entertainment and an equestrian spectacular which will be broadcast live on ITV in May. Dame Shirley has sung before the monarch on several occasions including for the Royal Variety Performance and during The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace in 2012.

Other stars include Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue.

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