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Ann Romney tells America about her Welsh roots

The woman who could be America's new first lady has played up her Welsh roots.

Ann Romney - wife of the presidential candidate Mitt Romney - was speaking at the Republican National Convention.

She spoke of being the grand-daughter of a Welsh coal miner and described her father's early life in the village of Nantyffyllon.

She later handed out Welsh cakes, made with her grandmother's recipe, to the media.

Robert Moore, Washington Correspondent for ITV News, reports for Wales Tonight from America.

Ann Romney hands out Welsh cakes to the media

The wife of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has spoken of her Welsh grandfather's decision to move his family to USA in 1929.

"I am the granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner who was determined that his kids get out of the mines" she said in her speech at the Republican National Convention.

"My dad got his first job when he was six years old, in a little village in Wales called Nantyffyllon,cleaning bottles at the Colliers Arms.

"When he was 15, dad came to America. In our country, he saw hope and an opportunity to escape from poverty."

En route to the party convention, she offered Welsh cakes to members of various media organisations travelling with the campaign.


Ann Romney mentions Welsh heritage in Republican Convention speech

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