Nato summit week draws to close with military open day

Military organisers estimated that 70,000 people attended a 'Meet the Forces' day in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, at the end of the Nato summit Wales week.

Police have hailed the security operation - the largest the UK has ever seen - as a success, with 31 arrests made in total.

World leaders including Barack Obama left Wales on Friday, praising Newport and Cardiff for a warm welcome.

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Prince of Wales to host NATO reception

The Prince of Wales will host the reception on the first evening of the summit Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Prince Charles will host a reception at the Celtic Manor Resort for world leaders and local people on the first day of the NATO summit.

The Prince will be joined by First Minister Carwyn Jones AM, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb MP, representatives from local councils and businesses and schoolchildren. The winners of the St David and Points of Light awards have also been invited to attend the event on 4th September.

Wales is a confident, outward-looking nation and we are proud to be hosting this historic NATO summit. The reception hosted by the Prince of Wales is our opportunity to promote Wales to the world and to thank the local community for their amazing hospitality.

– Stephen Crabb MP, Welsh Secretary
The Celtic Manor Resort will host the NATO Summit on 4th and 5th September Credit: ITV News

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