Queen presents new colours to Royal Welsh Regiment

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The Queen presented new colours to army unit The Royal Welsh at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff today.

The infantry regiment formed in 2006 after the merger of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Wales.

The ceremony to present new colours was the the final formal recognition of The Royal Welsh.

The Queen - who arrived at Cardiff Central Station by Royal Train - also address the regiment, which has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, she also met soldiers and their families.

The Queen met servicemen and their families in Cardiff. Credit: PA

She stayed for lunch with a hand-selected menu including items such as organic salmon, Welsh lamb, Pembrokeshire potato fondant and Halen Mon salted caramel cream.

The day also saw 600 soldiers march from Cardiff Castle along St Mary Street before ending up at the home of Welsh rugby.

Watch: Carl Edwards reports from the Millennium Stadium

The queen meets guests at a reception after a Colours Parade. Credit: PA

Regimental Adjutant of The Royal Welsh, Captain Ben Phillips, said the Millennium Stadium was a fantastic venue for such a historic occasion.

The Queen addresses the Royal Welsh Regiment in Cardiff. Credit: PA
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