Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend the opening session of the National Assembly at the Senedd in Cardiff.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Opening of the Fifth Session of The National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd in Cardiff today.

Before attending the opening ceremony, Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses were met by a Guard of Honour, found by The Queen's Dragoon Guards, with the Band of The Royal Armoured Corps, greeting the Royal group by playing both the Welsh and National Anthems.

The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses were then treated to a performance from the National Youth Choir of Wales and a specially commissioned recital performed by a student from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

During the ceremony, The Queen officially opened The National Assembly by giving a speech, and signed a Commemorative Parchment, both marking the opening of the Fifth Session. 

After the ceremony, The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses walked through Y Cwrt to meet volunteers and staff who had lined the route of their departure.