Hillary Clinton receives honorary doctorate from Swansea University

Credit: Swansea University

Hillary Clinton has received an Honorary Doctorate from Swansea University.

The award was made in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world.

After the ceremony Mrs. Clinton unveiled a commemorative stone to mark the renaming of the University's College of Law to the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

Mrs Clinton's great-grandparents were from south Wales and emigrated to the US in search of a better life.

Her great-great grandfather, Edwin Howell, worked for a decade in the metal industries in the 1870s.

His son, Edwin John, emigrated as a young adult to Illinois before moving to California in the 1920s, where he died in 1941.

Mrs Clinton's grandfather, Edwin John Howell junior, was born in Illinois in 1897 but died soon after his father in 1946.

Her ethnic breakdown has been calculated by genealogists as 31.2% Welsh in origin.

Mrs Clinton said she planned on returning to Swansea in the future.

Credit: Swansea University