Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh kickstarted their Diamond Jubilee tour in Wales on 26 April, 2012 arriving by the royal train at Cardiff Central Station and then travelling to Llandaff in South Wales by car.

Wearing a white dress with matching coat and hat, the queen looked elegant. Greeting the queen was a huge crowd that included groups of school children waving flags.

The queen's visit to Wales is part of the diamond jubilee celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the British throne.

After she landed at Llandaff, she visited the Llandaff Cathedral along with 600 other attendees including the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan, who led the service, the First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Professor Delme Bowen.

According to PressTV, supporters of Republic Wales, a group formed last year in Cardiff, have planned to protest against the costly celebrations of the queen.

The campaign's Facebook page mentions that their main aim is not to spoil the event but to show their disapproval of a jubilee celebrating "60 years of an unaccountable, unelected head of state."

"The people of Wales and those of the rest of Britain should be sovereign not a family that was born into power and wealth. In a democracy people should earn the right to be the head of state," Republic Wales mentioned on her official Facebook page. "Our democratically elected representatives should be allowed to swear allegiance to the people of our nation and not to the monarch."

Apart from Llandaff, Queen Elizabeth will meet the Welsh Rugby Team at Margam Park, visit Cyfarthfa High School, Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and an art gallery in Merthyr Tydfil.

According to the queen's diamond jubilee official website, she will also travel to Aberfan on 27 April, 2012 where she will open a Ynysowen Community Primary School, meet with steel workers in Ebbw Vale, and attend a "Diamonds in the Park" festival in Glanusk Park.

The UK tour of Queen Elizabeth will continue next month with a visit to South West England on 1 May, 2012.

Catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Tour in Wales:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) and her husband Prince Philip (L) arrive for a visit to Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales April 26, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after a visit to Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales April 26, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after a visit to Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales April 26, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with Welsh rugby player Toby Faletau, during a visit to Margam Country Park near Port Talbot in Wales April 26, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles during a visit to Margam Country Park near Port Talbot in Wales April 26, 2012.Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks to the CEO of the Welsh Rugby Union, Roger Lewis, during a visit to Margam Country Park near Port Talbot in Wales April 26, 2012.Reuters