Queen to visit Wales for first time in five years

The Queen last visited Wales in June of 2016. Credit: PA

The Queen is set to visit Wales for the first time in five years.

On October 14, the Queen will attend the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd where, according to the Welsh Parliament website, she will make a speech in the Senedd's chamber.

It is one of six engagements listed for the Queen on the official royal website, but it is understood the announcements made on Friday do no amount to her full autumn programme.

Her visit to the Senedd will include creative performances by participants from all over Wales and it will involve a mixture of in-person and pre-recorded performances. 

The ceremonial Mace will be carried into the Senedd and placed in its sconce to signify the official opening of the sixth Senedd.   

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She was last seen in Wales in June 2016 for the opening of the fifth Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

There she and the Duke of Edinburgh were met by excited crowds.