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Soldiers given St David's Day leeks

Eight hundred leeks have been presented to soldiers and friends of the Welsh Guards in a St David’s Day ceremony.

Soldiers were given 600 leeks, while 200 were given to friends of the Welsh Guards Credit: MoD

According to ancient legend, King Cadwaladr of Gwynedd ordered his soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the vegetable on their helmets in a sixth-century battle against the Saxons that took place in a leek field.

The ceremony at the Cavalry Barracks in Middlesex dates back to 1916 Credit: MoD

Prince Charles and Camilla continue St David's Day visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales meets Hannah Stone, current harpist to the Prince, with Catrin Finch (right), the first harpist to the Prince Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales wears a real leek pinned to his lapel to mark St David's Day Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
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