Smiling Queen is stately in pink as she carries walking stick on Royal visit

The Queen looked stately in a pink ensemble as she attended the Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Senedd in Cardiff on Thursday.

Accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the 95 year old looked in great spirits as she arrived with her walking stick in hand – the second time she has used the walking aid this week.

Looking utterly radiant, the Queen wore a sensational pink coat that featured double-breasted black buttons as well as a matching pink hat.

A Royal Salute was given before Her Majesty was met by the First Minister of Wales and the Llywydd of the Senedd before the Welsh National Youth Opera gave a performance.

The Queen went on to give a speech and sign a Commemorative Parchment.

Charles looked dapper while his wife Camilla Parker Bowles wore a sensational red coat dress and matching hat.

The Queen's latest public appearance comes after attending a thanksgiving service to mark the Royal British Legion centenary alongside her daughter Princess Anne, 71, at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday.

She was pictured using a walking stick for the first time since 2003.

However, royal expert Duncan Larcombe has debunked any idea that it's a sign of weakness.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, he said: "We've seen The Queen come back from Balmoral and the only visible sign that she might be slowing down a bit is the walking stick.

"For many years, people speculated that when Philip were to pass on, The Queen would slow down, prepare for passing on to Charles and scale back what she did.

"I don't think the walking stick's a sign the end is nigh because you just have to look at what she's got in her diary and all that she's done in the past couple of weeks."

"That's a statement of intent from her and, yes, she's using a walking stick to support her but I think most people will wonder why she hasn't been doing that for 20 years given how busy she is and how much time she spends on her feet."

The service Queen Elizabeth was attending at the Abbey was aimed at highlighting the legacy built by the Royal British Legion which was formed in May 1921.

It was created to provide financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces in the wake of the First World War.

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