Protesters gather in Cardiff to rally against the renaming of the Second Severn Crossing

Protesters gathered in Cardiff today to rally against the decision to change the name of the Second Severn Crossing to the Prince of Wales bridge.

The Secretary of State for Wales made the announcement on Thursday and said the new name would be a "fitting tribute to His Royal Highness."

A petition has gained more than 20,000 signatures against the name choice.

The announcement comes in the year that the tolls to use the Severn Crossings will be abolished by the UK Government.

It also coincides with the Prince's 70th birthday and 60 years since he was "created" The Prince of Wales by the Queen.

Criticisms of the announcement came from politicians including Plaid Cymru's leader Leanne Wood who tweeted whether the decision was a "late April Fool's joke."

Labour MP for Cardiff Central Jo Stevens said the Conservatives were "wasting time on a PR project" and should "start addressing the important issues facing people in Wales".

The bridge will be officially renamed during a ceremony later this year.

See the report by Laura Allen below: