Speculation is rife that Llandudno may receive a visit from Royalty and the Prime Minister later this year.

Llandudno won the right to hold the 10th national Armed Forces Day celebrations in June, an event traditionally attended by a member of the Royal Family and the Prime Minister.

While organisers are remaining tight lipped about the final guest list the Pioneer understands applications have been put forward to have a member of the Royal Family and PM, the Right Honourable Theresa May, attend the event.

Llandudno Mayor, councillor Francis Davies, said: "We've had a few meetings and its all a bit hush hush on the Royals and the Prime Minister. We don't want to advertise if they are attending too far out from the event, so we can neither confirm or deny whether they will be attending."

Llandudno Armed Forces Day organiser Rachael Gill said traditionally members of the Royal family attend these events and take part in the royal salute, while the Prime Minister has attended every national Armed Forces Day event since they began 10 years ago.

Excitement is building as preparations ramp up to get Llandudno ready for one of the most important days on the national calendar.

While invitations are yet to be sent out it is expected that more than 100,000 visitors will attend the event, which is set to run from June 29 to July 1 - with the main parade to take place on Saturday, June 30.

Llandudno Mayor, councillor Francis Davies, said: "It is an honour to be able to hold this event, we beat off some strong competition from prominent towns and cities.

"We can't believe our luck to get this prestigious event in our town. I am really looking forward to it."

Cllr Davies said Llandudno had always been a good base for the range of services as well as groups like the British Legion and UK Blind Veterans so being able to hold this event and recognise those who served or are currently serving the country was a huge honour.

He said: "Its acknowledgement for all personnel who have served and what they have done. We are proud to be able to hold this event and recognise those in service and who have served putting their lives on the line to protect ours."

Blind Veterans UK, who have a base in Llandudno were also looking forward to playing a part in the massive day.

Blind Veterans UK chief executive, Major General (Rtd) Nick Caplin CB, said: “Armed Forces Day has grown into a fantastic national event over the last 10 years and I can’t think of anywhere more appropriate to celebrate the 10th anniversary than Llandudno.

“Armed Forces Day allows us to celebrate our service men and women both past and present and also provides an opportunity for military charities like Blind Veterans UK to highlight all the fantastic work we do.

"It’s going to be a day to remember and Blind Veterans UK will be proud to play our part.”