1999: Queen opens Welsh assembly


The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles all attended the opening of the Welsh assembly in May 1999.

The opening ceremony at Crickhowell House saw the Queen sign a special edition of the Government of Wales Act, which symbolised the transfer of powers from Westminster to the assembly.

The Prince of Wales delivered a speech in Welsh.

A young Charlotte Church, just 13 at the time, sang for the Queen and the new assembly members.

Prime Minister Tony Blair was also in attendance.

First broadcast 27 May 1999.

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