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God Save the Queen to be played for two royal arrivals at Senedd official opening

08 Oct 2021 3 minutes Read
Queen Elizabeth opens the Senedd in 2016. Picture by Senedd Cymru

God Save the Queen will be played for two royal arrivals at the Senedd for the parliament’s official opening.

When the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for the ceremony on October 14, Hen Wlad fy Nhadau and God Save the Queen will be played for the couple, and a Royal Salute will be given as their car passes and draws to a halt at the front of the building.

As they arrive for the official opening of the Sixth Senedd, Prince Charles and Camila will be met by Sir Brooke Boothby, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan.

He will present Mark Drakeford the First Minister, Elin Jones the Llywydd, and Manon Antoniazzi, the Chief Executive and Clerk of the Senedd.

There will also be an opportunity to meet pupils from Mount Stuart Primary before entering the building.

A few minutes later, the Queen will arrive at the Senedd, and when she does so six bars of God Save the Queen will be played, and Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau will be played in full. A Royal Salute is given as her car draws to a halt.

The monarch will also ben met by Sir Brooke Boothby, who will escort her to the entrance of the Senedd building and present the First Minister, the Llywydd. She will also have the opportunity to meet pupils of Mount Stuart Primary before entering the building.

‘Trumpeters’

The monarch will enter to fanfare, sounded by trumpeters. The Llywydd will then present Adam Price, Leader of Plaid Cymru, as well as a representative from Welsh Conservative Senedd Group. Jane Dodds, a Liberal Democrats Senedd Member, will also be presented, as well as Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Senedd.

The First Minister will presented them to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Following that there will be a performance by the WNO Youth Opera. The Mace-bearer will lead the Royal Party to the Siambr. Once in the Siambr, the Mace-bearer places the mace in sconce, bows and leaves. The Royal Harpist will be performing in the Siambr during this period.

The ceremony for the opening of the Sixth Senedd will then begin.

During the official opening of the Senedd, the Queen will make a speech in the Senedd’s chamber, as will the Llywydd,  Elin Jones , and First Minister, Mark Drakeford

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Roderich Heier
Roderich Heier
14 days ago

And in what language will all these speeches and welcomes be given?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
14 days ago
Reply to  Roderich Heier

Norman-French !

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
14 days ago

Yeah lets play that sycophantic dirge that talks about crushing our Scottish friends. Having that two note fart of an anthem being played in our country is an insult.

Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
14 days ago

This kind of pomp is as fake, unhistorical, confected and alien in Wales as the boy Charles’s coronet at the 1969 investiture charade.

Last edited 14 days ago by Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
14 days ago

By which I mean this little hastily electroplated beauty (complete with authentic ping pong ball): The Designer Behind Prince Charles’s Controversial Coronet (townandcountrymag.com)

Hannergylch
Hannergylch
14 days ago

I don’t object in principle to having a head of state chosen by lottery. But the lottery that we operate in the UK — the lottery of birth — seems to generate some truly wacky side-effects. We read in the article that the Queen will be “met by Sir Brooke Boothby, who will escort the monarch to the entrance of the Senedd building and present the First Minister [&] the Llywydd”. This conjures up an image of Elin Jones and Mark Drakeford in posh frocks, being presented at Court along with the 18-year old daughters of assorted aristocrats and landed… Read more »

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
14 days ago
Reply to  Hannergylch

Words can’t describe how I feel about this abomination how much longer must we debase ourselves?

Argol fawr
Argol fawr
14 days ago

Part of the tory ‘Unionism’ offensive.

Gareth
Gareth
14 days ago
Reply to  Argol fawr

It happened in 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2007. Hardly ‘Tory’

Gareth
Gareth
14 days ago

This is the headline you pull from this ceremony? Pathetic.
This is no different from the opening in 1999, 2003, 2006 (building), 2007, 2011 and 2016.
Honestly. Pathetic. Both anthems are being performed as per usual.

Gareth
Gareth
14 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

However many times this has been done, it is still embarasing grovelling out dated rubbish belonging back in the dark ages.

Selwyn Cadogan MA (Cantab)
Selwyn Cadogan MA (Cantab)
14 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

These headlines serve no better than to rile up the easily provoked and make sure they see the advert

Ifan Bach is playing these bigots for the suckers they are

Dewi Davies
Dewi Davies
14 days ago

Who comes up with all this s***.?Who’s responsible for it?

Hedda Mulgrew
Hedda Mulgrew
14 days ago
Reply to  Dewi Davies

The Welsh Government which lies within the UK which she is queen of.

If the the Senedd wants to recognise the Taliban and invite them over, international convention says you play their anthem.

Dewi Davies
Dewi Davies
14 days ago
Reply to  Hedda Mulgrew

Good idea.Lets rather invite them.

Dewi Davies
Dewi Davies
14 days ago

Will the fat farmer be available to meet his liege

Tabor
Tabor
14 days ago
Reply to  Dewi Davies

I am sure the farmer wil be better by then ???

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
14 days ago

If the head of state of the US visited the senedd we’d play the star spangled banner, if the head of state of france visited the senedd we’d play La Marseillaise….it’s customary to play the national anthem of a foreign country when our parliament is visited by its head of state…😉

Mark
Mark
14 days ago

Will RT be feeling well enough to get off his fat lazy a**e to put in an appearance, can’t imagine he’d want to miss this opportunity of grovelling to these royal parasites. #abolishthemonarch

Dewi Davies
Dewi Davies
14 days ago
Reply to  Mark

A quick visit from Lazarus should do the trick.

Grayham Jones
14 days ago

No English royals in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 stop being little Englanders and be proud to be welsh start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 we don’t want English Royals in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 wales have got its own Royals

Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
14 days ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

More English Royals in Wales.

Let the Nationalists know who is on the throne in these here parts.

Gareth CDM ( glass and a 1/2 ))
Gareth CDM ( glass and a 1/2 ))
14 days ago

You are giving yourself away here. ” more English royals “, What happened to all the “British ” stuff you have been posting . True colours coming out

Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
14 days ago

Look at the wording of the post I was replying to.

My true colours are that of a prosperous union.

Anni Cariad
Anni Cariad
13 days ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

I don’t want ANY royals in Wales, thanks. I am a citizen, not a subject.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
14 days ago

And I expect similar when Elisabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha opens Westminster parliament by singing a rendition of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

#YesCymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 👍 #Ymlaen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿👍 #Imperialism 🇬🇧👎 #EnglishMonarchy 🚫

Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
14 days ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Stop with bigotry towards Germans.

Have you got racial issues?

R W
R W
14 days ago

Well the Germans were responsible for killing millions of people because of their religion, colour or sexual orientation. People in glass houses…

Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
Hedda Mulgrew MSc (Econ)
13 days ago
Reply to  R W

Post a video of you going to Germany and saying it to someone’s face.

Anni Cariad
Anni Cariad
13 days ago

No need, the German people are fully aware of their history and more than regretful of it. Unlike the Imperialist English.

Gareth P.
Gareth P.
14 days ago

Hope the members of the senedd have invested in new knee protectors, those mbe’s don’t come cheap

Quornby
Quornby
13 days ago

A representative of the Conservative party will be presented….. I bet they are fighting like cat and dog to be the chosen one while silly hat shops in Cowbridge gear up for a rush on stock.

Argol Fawr
Argol Fawr
13 days ago

I trust the Tories won’t be getting away with Hen Wlad fy Nhadau being sung at a lower volume than God Save the Queen so matching their flag policy.

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