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Queen visits Aberfan and Ebbw Vale on second day in Wales

The Queen is visiting Wales as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations Photo: ITV News Wales
The Queen was given a warm welcome as she arrived in Merthyr Credit: ITV News Wales

Day two of Her Majesty the Queen's visit to Wales will see the Royal party visit the former mining village of Aberfan.

The first stop of the day will see the Queen officially open a new primary school in the South Wales village, which was struck by disaster in 1966 when a colliery spoil heap collapsed into homes and a school killing 116 children and 28 adults.

The next stop on the two day tour of Wales will see the Queen open the newly refurbished Works General Office and Archives staff in Ebbw Vale. The Royal party will also meet with former steel workers and museum volunteers.

Ahead of the visit, the Mayor has spoken of his delight at welcoming the Queen and her husband to the area.

We are extremely proud and privileged to welcome Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh to Ebbw Vale. This once-in-a-lifetime event will be our chance to show just what makes Blaenau Gwent so special, and for our communities to be part of history in the making

– Councillor Mike Bartlett, Mayor of Blaenau Gwent

A special service will then be held at a church in the area.

Around 500 people are expected, including some of the church's regular congregation.

The final stop on the two day tour will be a festival of rural activities and sports at Glanusk Park, near Crickhowell.

Catch up with the first day of Her Majesty's tour of Wales

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