Prince Charles has arrived in Aberfan to pay his respects, 50 years since the disaster which claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults.
He visited the Aberfan Memorial Garden on the site of the former Pantglas Junior School, before attending a reception with some of the families of those who lost their lives.
The Aberfan Memorial Garden is dedicated to the 116 children and 28 adults who were killed on this day in 1966.
The Queen has paid tribute to the spirit and dignity of the people of Aberfan, 50 years since the disaster which killed 116 children.
Wales has fallen silent to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, which cost the lives of 116 schoolchildren.
Philip Thomas was a 10-year-old pupil at Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan when a coal tip collapsed and slid downhill.