Royal visit to Cardiff

Posted on: Thursday 15 September 2022

King Charles III will visit Cardiff tomorrow - Friday 16 September - on his first visit to Wales since the death of Queen Elizabeth II. 

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will be joined by an invited congregation at a morning service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen at Llandaff Cathedral.

Following the service His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will travel to the Senedd in the afternoon to receive a Motion of Condolence from the First Minister. On leaving the Senedd, Their Majesties hope to greet some members of the public before they depart for Cardiff Castle.

Members of the public will be welcomed into the grounds of Cardiff Castle on a first come first serve basis. Visitors are asked to you avoid bringing large and non-essential bags which will require searching and could slow down entry.

People are welcome to gather along the route to see the Royal Party arrive in Llandaff, Cardiff Bay and at the Castle and the plans in place are designed to facilitate this as much as possible. The Royal Party’s visit to Cardiff will also be televised for people at home. 

Accessibility and opportunities for viewing and parking may be limited, particularly for the Llandaff event where several road closures and parking restrictions have already been put in place, and there is limited space around the Cathedral itself. Significant road closures will also be in place across the city on Friday to facilitate the visit and to keep the public safe. 

Anyone looking to attend any of the three venues is advised to plan ahead and to consider walking or travel by public transport. 

Work is ongoing with the Welsh Government and South Wales Police to manage any congested areas, with significant numbers of stewards drafted in alongside police officers to help keep the public safe. 

The advice is to plan ahead, dress for the weather, bring plenty of water, prepare for long periods of standing, expect crowds and watch out for those around you and with you. 

For more information, visit the Cardiff Council website.

The funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at 11am on Monday 19 September, which has been declared a public holiday. For details of changes to Torfaen Council services, click here. 

Last Modified: 16/09/2022 Back to top