More than half of people do not want the Second Severn Crossing to be renamed after Prince Charles, a poll has revealed.

It was announced in April by the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns that the bridge will be renamed The Prince of Wales Bridge.

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The survey, conducted by YouGov for ITV Wales and Cardiff University, of more than 1,000 people, shows 38% wanted the name to stay the same and 16% wanted the bridge to be given a different name.

The official renaming ceremony took place in Newport this afternoon on the first day of Prince Charles' summer tour.

38%

Of people polled wanted the Second Severn Crossing to stay the same

16%

Of people polled wanted it to be given another name

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27% said supporting the renaming of The Prince of Wales Bridge.

19% of people said they 'didn't know'.

April's announcement received criticism from some who argued that the public should have been consulted on the matter. A petition was started to stop the renaming - of which more than 38,000 people have signed.

The soon-to-be Prince of Wales Bridge carries traffic on the M4 between Bristol and Newport.

The renaming coincides with Prince Charles’ 70th birthday and the 60th year since he was ‘created’ the Prince of Wales by his mother, The Queen.

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