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Queen Elizabeth to visit Swansea
Feb 22, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Queen Elizabeth will visit Swansea in Wales for St David's Day.
The British monarch will be in the city on March 2, where she will present leeks to troops from 3rd Battalion of the The Royal Welsh.
The queen - who is Colonel-in-Chief of the battalion - will be welcomed to the city by Lord Lieutenant Byron Lewis, who will escort her to the city's Guildhall for the leek parade.
Afterward queen Elizabeth will attend a reception with the soldiers and their families.
Former Swansea Council leader Chris Holley - who met the queen when she visited the city in 2008 - told the South Wales Evening Post: 'This is a great honour for the city.
'Swansea has shown its support for our armed forces over the years, and it is tremendous that Her Majesty is coming here to take part in the St David's Day leek ceremony with the Royal Welsh.
'It will be a very special occasion for Wales's premier city and I hope the crowds turn out to show their support.''
The Queen last visited South West Wales with the Duke of Edinburgh in May 2012 as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.
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