Friday, December 9 (2022) will go down as a truly historic day for Wrexham, and one that will live long in our memories!
It was the day that Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort visited Wales’ newest city, generating a huge amount of excitement across the county borough.
It started with a visit to The Racecourse ground to visit Wrexham AFC, where Their Majesties met owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, as well as players and staff.
This was followed by a service at St Giles Church to mark Wrexham becoming a city, and the day was rounded off with a tree planting for The Queen’s Green Canopy at the breath-taking National Trust estate at Erddig.
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The Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Brian Cameron, said: “What a wonderful day for Wales’ newest city!
“These are exciting times and it was a tremendous honour to welcome Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort to the county borough.”
Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: “There’s a huge amount of positive energy around the city of Wrexham at the moment.
“We have a World Heritage Site, an amazing football club and people all over the world are starting to hear about us and are visiting Wrexham.
“I’m incredibly proud of Wrexham’s story, and to receive a visit from Their Majesties is wonderful and a very proud moment for myself.”
Ian Bancroft, Chief Executive at Wrexham Council, said: “This was a truly historic day for the county borough.
“Wrexham is raising the bar and showing the world what amazing potential it has, and to be able to welcome Their Majesties to celebrate city status is a fitting to way to round off an exceptional year for Wrexham.”