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Summary

  1. Tuesday 7 June 2016
  2. The Queen officially opens the fifth National Assembly for Wales
  3. Her Majesty praises AMs for establishing a reputation as a "strong, accessible and forward-looking legislature"
  4. Music and poetry is performed as a celebration of Welsh culture
  5. Children from schools and youth groups gather to meet the royal party
  6. Presiding Officer Elin Jones thanks the Queen for her "dedicated service for more than six decades"

Live Reporting

By Andy Roberts and Ben Frampton

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for joining us for live coverage of the royal opening of the fifth Welsh Assembly.

    You can read a full round-up of today's proceedings here.

    The special BBC One Wales programme will be available to view shortly on the BBC iPlayer.

    We'll be back with live coverage of First Minister's Questions at 13:30 BST on Wednesday.

    Children waving flags at the royal vist
  2. What's so funny?

    Prince Charles shares a joke with people in the crowd as the royal party leaves the Senedd. 

    He and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend a reception with AMs at the Wales Millennium Centre later and view the field of poppies outside its entrance which commemorates soldiers who died in World War One.

    Prince Charles
    The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall leave the Senedd Chamber
  3. And they're off...

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave the Senedd ahead of a visit to Cardiff University's new £44m Brain Research Imaging Centre.

    For more on the centre see here.  

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave the Senedd
  4. 'Remarkable record of achievement'

    The Queen praises AMs for having established a reputation as a "strong, accessible and forward-looking legislature", which now enjoys law-making and tax-raising powers.

    The Queen
    Quote Message: "Your responsibility is great and the expectations are high but I have no doubt you will continue to succeed as you discharge these new duties. from The Queen
    The Queen
  5. It's OK - they've got a note

    Clare said: "We are so proud of him. We wouldn't miss it for the world!" 

    Daniel, 7, and Bradley, 5, had special permission to miss school. 

    View more on twitter
  6. 'Sincere appreciation'

    Presiding Officer Elin Jones thanks the Queen for her 'dedicated service for more than six decades'.

    The Queen and Elin Jones
  7. Taking her place

    The Queen arrives in the Senedd chamber as Chetan Patel presents the mace

    The Queen in the Senedd chamber
  8. Welcome to Wales

    Presiding Officer Elin Jones shows the Queen into the Senedd

    Elin Jones and the Queen
  9. The Queen arrives

    Her Majesty is now making her way into the Senedd.

    The Queen
  10. Live on TV

    Jamie Owen presents live coverage of the Royal Opening of the Assembly - watch it now on BBC One Wales or via the Live Coverage link above.

    Jamie Owen presents The Royal Opening of the Assembly