The Queen smiled as she arrived in Cardiff this morning dressed in pink to officially open the Welsh Senade.
Her Majesty, 95, attended Prince Charles, 72, and Camilla, 74, on their first visit to Wales in five years.
The emperor wore a double-breasted Kashmiri blush pink coat and carried a stick as she calmly conversed with the officers who greeted her.
She happily smiled at the audience as she made her way to the building, matching her outfit with black gloves and a handbag.
Her Majesty pinned a Welsh daffodil brooch in a Steward Parsin dress, which matched a Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat.
Prince Charles put on his facemask as he arrived at the event before Her Majesty with the Duchess of Cornwall.
Camilla walked along the carpet in a red hat and dress paired with a multi-colored face mask.
The emperor has also been pictured with a walking stick before, following an operation to remove torn cartilage from his right knee in 2003.
She used a stick earlier this week as she attended Westminster Abbey with her daughter Princess Anne, 71.
Speaking to the First Minister and members of the Senate Her Majesty said it was a “pleasure” to be in Wales and congratulated them on the recent election.
Addressing the Senade, His Excellency said: “I have spoken before about how recent times have brought us closer together in many ways.
“We are all indebted to those who have risen so brilliantly to the challenges of the past 18 months – from key workers to volunteers who have done so much to serve their communities.
“They are shining examples of the spirit for which the Welsh people are so famous, a sentiment I have personally encountered many times.
“It is a source of joy that both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were at home in Wales, and experienced their own special sense of community.”
A red carpet was laid out in front of the senades before his visit to officially open the Sixth Senade with the ceremonial mace.
Dozens of people lined the roadblocks to catch a glimpse of the royal trio.
Primary school students were excited to meet the royals and when they arrived, Welsh flags waved in the air.
A 21-gun salute was fired at Cardiff Bay, marking the Queen’s arrival in the city.
The trio arrived in Cardiff by royal train this morning before making their way to the inauguration.
Earlier this month, Her Majesty officially opened the Scottish Parliament and spoke about her “many happy memories” with her husband, Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died two months before his 100th birthday, had many ties to Scotland.