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The Queen & Prince Philip - Royal Visits to Wrexham

Following the sad announcement of the death of his Royal Highness, Prince Philip, we thought it would be fitting to highlight some of the Prince’s visits to Wrexham.

Many of us will remember Royal visits to Wrexham, including those by Prince Philip, mostly accompanying the Queen on her official engagements. They always received a huge welcome from the people of Wrexham.

(image; Daily Post)

· In the Summer of 1953 the Queen and Prince Philip visited Wrexham as part of the Queen’s UK Coronation Tour

· In 1965 Prince Philip visited Brymbo Steelworks

· In 1972 the Queen and Prince Philip opened the Milk Marketing Board Maelor Creamery in Marchwiel

· In 1977 The Queen and Prince Philip visited Wrexham during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Tour, arriving by Royal Train. The train was parked at Croes Newydd West Yard which is now the site of the hospital car park. Many street parties were held in Wrexham.

· On Friday 6th March in 1998 Prince Philip accompanied the Queen on her visit to Wrexham to open the newly refurbished Waterworld.

(image; Daily Post)

· In 1998 Prince Philip officially opened the new JCB factory on Wrexham Industrial Estate. He toured the plant and started the first manufacturing machine. He also toured the shop floor, meeting many employees.

· In 2003 the Queen and Prince Philip visited Wrexham Barracks in Hightown where the Queen took part in a tree planting ceremony outside the Headquarters of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

· In 2003 the Queen and Prince Philip visited the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (now Glyndwr University)

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