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Iron forged here in Merthyr Tydfil supplied the Royal Navy and helped build the modern world. Coal from Merthyr Tydfil was shipped all over the globe and helped create cities such as Cardiff.
As we look forward to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we remember the Royal Family’s long connection with the borough. From the visit of King Edward VIII in 1936, to the numerous visits from TRH Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall to the Queen’s long-standing and very personal connection with Aberfan.
As well as being at the geographical heart of the Valleys, Merthyr Tydfil is also the heart of the Valleys for culture, leisure and tourism, and employment.
Conferring city status upon Merthyr Tydfil would be a fitting tribute to the town’s history and role in creating the world as well as reflecting its place in modern Wales.