The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Wales
Published 06 July 2018
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have spent a week visiting Wales.
Their Royal Highnesses began the visit meeting bridge staff at the Second Severn Crossing, which is being renamed to mark The Prince’s 70th birthday. This was followed by a reception hosted jointly by the UK and Welsh governments to celebrate business links between the two nations.
The Prince and The Duchess then attended an event to mark the 90th anniversary of the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (G.A.V.O.) before The Prince of Wales viewed the major new exhibition ‘Kizuna: Japan, Wales, Design’ at the National Museum Cardiff.
The exhibition introduces visitors to how Japanese culture and design has captivated the rest of the world. Many of the works of art on display in the new exhibition have come from Japanese museums and have never been seen in the UK before.
Their Royal Highnesses met residents in the village of Llangwm as they celebrated its annual festival fortnight which celebrates the wide range of skills, sport and talent in the village and also aims to boost the village’s strong sense of community.
The Prince and The Duchess then visited the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm, a family run enterprise that has been breeding the Dyfed bloodline of Shire Horses for almost 40 years.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began the third day of their visit to Wales at Llandovery Railway Station to mark 150 years of the Heart of Wales railway line, renowned as one of the most beautiful journeys in the UK.
Their Royal Highnesses travelled along the line from Llandovery to Builth Road, saying hello to well wishers along the way.
The Prince of Wales began day three of the visit to Wales at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital for a Garden Party to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS. The hospital is named after the NHS's founder, Aneurin Bevan and serves the local population of Blaenau Gwent with general inpatient and mental health beds as well as radiology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
The next stop of the day for His Royal Highness was the 900 year old Tretower Court medieval manor house in Crickhowell where The Prince met staff, volunteers and supporters.