Swansea is counting down the days to the 50th anniversary of its city status by unveiling the official commemorative flag
Just days before the Royal visit to celebrate the announcement of Swansea’s city status 50 years ago, Lord Mayor of Swansea Cllr Peter Black formally raised the gold and white flag at the Guildhall.
He was accompanied by Lieutenant of West Glamorgan Byron Lewis, High Sheriff of West Glamorgan Sally Goldstone and cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, Cllr Robert Francis-Davies.
Cllr Black said: “July 3 marks the anniversary of the visit by HRH The Prince of Wales to the Guildhall to announce Swansea was to become a city.
“The fact that Prince Charles and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall are returning on the anniversary of that event on Wednesday demonstrates their close affinity with the city over the intervening years.
“Everyone’s welcome to come along on Wednesday morning to Victoria Park to be part of the celebrations.”
Clive Lloyd, Deputy Leader of Swansea Council, added: “There are many events taking place to celebrate the 50th anniversary and we are encouraging locals to stage their own celebrations as well.
“It’s been quite a year so far and there’s plenty more to come.”
Anyone who wants to come along to see the Royal visit on Wednesday should be in place at Victoria Park by 10.30am. Visitors may be subject to a bag search.