THE Queen is coming to Port Talbot today (Thursday, April 26) as part of her Diamond Jubilee Tour of the UK – and members of Wales‘s Grand Slam winning rugby squad will be on hand to welcome her.
She will be visiting Margam Park with the Duke of Edinburgh for a special reception and lunch for 300 invited guests, including community and charitable groups, veterans’ associations and representatives of the world of sport, the law, business and politics.
Recipients of the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service, Business Enterprise, Queen’s Scouts and Guides, and Duke of Edinburgh Award will also be present.
Also there will be the winners of a schools jubilee poster competition, along with an exhibition of their work – a total of more than 1,000 schoolchildren plus Cadets, Scouts and Cubs, Guides and Brownies, St John and Young Firefighters.
“It is a great honour and privilege that Her Majesty has kindly agreed to return as part of the celebrations for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee,” said Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan Byron Lewis.
The royal party will arrive at Cardiff Central by train, and travel to Llandaff Cathedral to attend a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate her 60-year reign.
They will then travel to Margam Park where, among other activities, they will meet members of the Grand Slam winners and view a youth and community festival, as well as lunching in the Orangery.
The park gates will open at 9am. People wishing to attend are asked to arrive early due to parking and security restrictions.