Queen Elizabeth visited her first visit to Wales in five years on Thursday.
The monarch, who was welcomed to the city with a 21-Gun greeting, was accompanied to the excursion by son Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The 95-year-old arrived at the opening ceremony of the sixth session in Senedd (Welsh Parliament) in Cardiff carries a cane again.
The queen was first spotted with a cane earlier in the week at a Thanksgiving in Westminster Abbey.
This is the first time in 17 years Her Majesty has used a walking helper, but insiders say it is ‘for comfort’ and not for medical reasons.
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During the Queen’s address to Parliament, she praised the Welsh for being among the first to embrace technology in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, before shouting at frontline workers for their efforts.
“You must also be praised for your innovation,” said Her Majesty, dressed in a soft pink dress and hat.
“This was the first of the UK legislators to hold a formal virtual meeting. The fact that all parties showed a determination that you should continue to meet is commendable and testifies to your commitment to investigate the government on behalf of the people. in Wales.
“I have previously talked about how recent times have brought us closer together in many ways.
“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 shine examples of the spirit in which Welsh are so famous. , a spirit I have personally encountered so many times. “
Her Majesty also praised the locals for their warm hospitality to Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
“It is a source of joy that both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have had a home in Wales and experienced their very special sense of community,” she said.
Queen Elizabeth smiled broadly and waved as she left Parliament, carrying a posy in her hand.
The monarch last visited for the opening ceremony of the fifth session in Senedd, held in 2016.
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