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Queen to conclude tour of Wales

The Queen and Prince Philip will conclude their two-day tour of south Wales with visits to a stationery firm and a prestigious residential school.

The Royal couple enjoyed a busy first 24 hours in the principality undertaking a total of five engagements.

Among the highlights of yesterday included a check on the progress of racehorse Tea For Three - who fell in the Grand National - during a visit to a specialist horse hospital in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

And crowds turned out in force to see the 88-year-old monarch and her 92-year-old husband open a heritage centre to mark Pembroke Dock's bicentennial.

Today the Queen will begin her visit at International Greetings UK's base in Ystrad Mynach. The firm makes gift packaging, greetings cards as well as stationery products.

The trip will then finish off with a engagement at UWC Atlantic College in Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The residential school, which was founded in 1962, is home to around 350 students from over 90 different nations.

In addition to the International Baccalaureate curriculum, the college also emphasises student participation in the local community and counts the Queen as one of its honorary presidents.


From Belfast Telegraph