Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Senedd in Cardiff

This morning, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall accompanied Her Majesty The Queen to the Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Senedd in Cardiff. 

Their Royal Highnesses and Her Majesty were greeted by a 21-gun salute and a Guard of Honour, found by the Royal Navy with the Band of the Royal Marines, in front of the Senedd. 

The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall made their way through the Neuadd, where local dignitaries, and those who have supported their communities during the pandemic, were gathered. Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses met Party Leaders, and a musical performance was given by the Welsh National Youth Opera.

The Royal Party then proceeded to the Siambr where, as part of the formal opening ceremony, two members of the first Welsh Youth Parliament read a poem, specially commissioned by Literature Wales.

Before signing the commemorative parchment, The Queen said:

We all owe a debt of gratitude to those who have risen so magnificently to the challenges of the last 18 months - from key workers to volunteers - who have done so much to serve their communities. They're a shining example of the spirit for which Welsh people are so renowned. A spirit which I have personally encountered so many times.