Queen is pure elegance as she visits South Wales on Diamond Jubilee tour

Royal white out: Queen is pure elegance as she visits South Wales on Diamond Jubilee tour (but republicans are planning 'high-profile' protest against monarchy)

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13:34 GMT, 26 April 2012

The Queen today looked the picture of elegance as she visited south Wales as part of a UK-wide tour to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

Dressed a white dress and matching coat and hat, the matriarch opted for a much less bright look than the red she wore yesterday.

But while she is set to spend two days in the principality, visiting the Welsh capital Cardiff first, not everyone is pleased with her visit.

Republicans have said they
are planning a 'high-profile' protest against the monarchy at Llandaff
Cathedral as well as in Merthyr.

The Queen started her two-day visit to South Wales today as part of a UK-wide tour to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee

The Queen started her two-day visit to South Wales today as part of a UK-wide tour to
celebrate her Diamond Jubilee

Supporters of Republic Wales, which formed last year, insisted its aim was not to spoil the event but to 'make its voice heard'.

Her visit is set to delight Wales's royal enthusiasts who gave her a warm welcome when she officially opened the fourth assembly last June.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves after a service at Llandaff Cathedral

The queen looked the picture of elegance in a white dress, matching coat and pearls

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh
attended a special service at Llandaff Cathedral, then travelled
westward to Margam Country Park where they will meet Wales' Grand
Slam-winning rugby team.

It is then followed by a visit to Merthyr Tydfil where the Queen will meet pupils from a local school and visit a museum.

Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from 9-year-old Georgie Seager as she leaves Llandaff Cathedral

The Queen receives flowers from 9-year-old Georgie Seager as she leaves Llandaff Cathedral

Queen Elizabeth

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh
attended a special service at Llandaff Cathedral

Republic Wales secretary Wendy Gruffydd said: 'We are not looking for any trouble at all. This is a peaceful, democratic airing of our opinions.

'Spoiling it is not on the agenda. All we want to do is persuade people of our opinion.'

Also showing disapproval is Plaid Cymru's new leader Leanne Wood.

The 40-year-old, who was previously ejected from the Welsh Assembly's Senedd for referring to the Queen as 'Mrs Windsor', said she had turned down an invite to attend the service at Llandaff.

However, Neil Welton, leader of Cardiff-based Monarchy Wales, said people should celebrate the fact the Queen was coming.

Supporters of Republic Wales, which formed last year, insisted its aim was not to spoil the event but to 'make its voice heard'

Supporters of Republic Wales, which formed last year, insisted its aim was not to spoil the event but to 'make its voice heard'

He said: 'Her Majesty's reign over these past 60 years has been remarkable, and yet silly and childish republican party poopers want to rain upon her parade in South Wales.'

Tomorrow will see The Queen attend a religious service at Christ Church in Ebbw Vale, her first visit to the town.

Rector Geoff Waggett, who is leading the service, said: 'The Queen is an incredible woman of faith and we are thrilled to welcome here to Christ Church. It's something you never expect to happen and when it does it gives the whole community tremendous encouragement.

'Her visit is a Gwent-wide event but it's something really special for Ebbw Vale and a real honour for us.'