The Queen’s arrival was overshadowed, however, by a group calling for the independence of Wales.
République Cymru wrote on Twitter ahead of the royals’ arrival at the Senedd on October 14: “We don’t need a monarch to validate our Senedd’s existence and right to exist as our seat of democracy within Wales.
“Its very existence was decided upon by the people and will one day be free of the vestiges of this ridiculous posturing to individuals. #NoKingsNoQueensNoCrowns”
The Queen’s arrival was marked by a 21-gun salute outside the Senedd.