On his first official visit to Wales as a king, King Charles is greeted by jubilant crowds in Cardiff.
On his first official journey as king, King Charles III has been welcomed by jubilant crowds in Wales.
In order to attend a ceremony of prayer and contemplation for the life of Queen Elizabeth II at Llandaff Cathedral, Charles traveled to Cardiff on Friday morning with the Queen Consort.
Prime Minister Liz Truss and notable personalities from Wales attended the service, which His Majesty attended after arriving by helicopter and riding in the state limousine in the glorious sunshine.
When the King and Queen Consort first arrived, a loud gun salute was fired from Cardiff Castle, which was audible throughout the Welsh metropolis.
Schoolchildren and the general public cheered as they lined the royal couple’s path to the cathedral.
Armed forces from the Army, Navy, and RAF fired a gun salute to welcome the King to Wales.
As Charles arrived at Llandaff Cathedral, 104 Regiment Royal Artillery reservists fired the cannon salute from Cardiff Castle.
The King and Queen Consort met with other religious leaders from all throughout Wales after arriving at the cathedral.
Prime Minister Liz Truss and prominent Welsh officials like First Minister Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State for Wales Robert Buckland were present.
Following Mr. Drakeford’s reading of biblical texts in Welsh, HM Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith, read the same portions in English.
The King and Queen Consort then met with people in the masses who had gathered close to the cathedral before signing the visitor’s book.
As the Royal couple shook hands and greeted the enthusiastic crowd, spectators could be heard yelling, “God Save the King.”
Prior to their last engagement at Cardiff Castle, the couple traveled to Cardiff Bay to view the Senedd.
Live updates on the royal visit to Wales are available.
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