He also met Dorothy Anderson, 83, who speaking afterwards, said: “I said, ‘It is hard work and focus on what you want to do in life.’ He said, ‘Well done – that is how life is, Dorothy.’”
The Windrush Cymru Elders group was established in 2017 to promote the understanding of ethnic minority elders’ concerns and needs while also celebrating the contributions of their generation in Wales.
The Prince and Princess heard about the lived experience of the elders and learned of their contributions to the country, which is something the King has championed for many years.
The King previously said he believes it is crucially important to recognise and celebrate the immeasurable difference that Windrush arrivals and their descendants have made since they arrived from the Caribbean more than 70 years ago.
In June, he unveiled 10 Windrush generation portraits at Buckingham Palace, saying that they embody his hope that Britain will always “embrace difference”.
The new portraits depict “pioneering” members of the generation and they were all created by black artists who were personally selected by the King.
His Majesty hailed the migrants who came to Britain from the Caribbean on the Windrush 75 years ago as “a very special generation” and he told one of the sitters, 97-year-old Alford Gardner, that they will be “a most wonderful record of a very special generation”.
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