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The Queen's day out in Wales

The Queen has begun her two day tour of Wales. Her Majesty attended a service of thanksgiving before meeting Wales' Grand Slam winning team

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Wales visit announced

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit South Wales next week Credit: PA

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit South Wales next week, it has been announced.

They will spend two days in Pembrokeshire, Vale of Glamorgan and Caerphilly county on 29 and 30 April.

The couple will visit Prince's Gate Spring Water, in Narberth, Picton Castle, Haverfordwest, and Royal Dockyard Chapel, in Pembroke Dock.

On Wednesday they will visit Ystrad Mynach and Llantwit Major.

Poet, 85, receives letter from Buckingham Palace

Doreen Atwell published her book of poems this year at the age of 85. Credit: The Old Bakehouse

An 85-year-old woman has received a letter from Buckingham Palace after publishing a book of 94 poems.

Doreen Atwell from Cwmbran used to write poems on scraps of wallpaper more than 30 years ago, because she couldn't afford writing paper.

One of her poems was written about the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

With the help of her daughter, Doreen published the book this year and sent copies to the Queen and Princes William and Harry after also writing a poem about their mother, Diana.

She has since received a letter from Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen to thank her and to say that her book was 'greatly appreciated'.

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Two protestors arrested following Queen's visit

Two men have been arrested following the Queen's visit to Wales.

One man was arrested after attempting to gain access to a section of road which had been closed off to the public, as part of a security operation, during the Queen's visit.

The man is currently being questioned by police.

South Wales Police also arrested a second man to prevent a breach of the peace ahead of Her Majesty's visit to Cyfartha Castle in Merthyr.

Merthyr receives a royal visit

Crowds in Merthyr waiting to see the Queen
Crowds gathered in Merthyr to get a glimpse of the Queen Credit: ITV News Wales
The Queen in Merthyr
Her Majesty The Queen visiting Merthyr as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour Credit: ITV News Wales

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have visited Merthyr Tydfil this afternoon.

Here, a special display was performed by the Royal Party by a local cadet group.

A cadet parade for the Queen
A local cadet group put on a show for the Royal Party Credit: ITV News Wales
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