Secret stay on Gower a delight for Hillary Clinton
SHE’S one of the world’s most famous women, appearing on countless news bulletins around the world during her bitter fight with Donald Trump for the US presidency.
But Hillary Clinton nevertheless enjoyed a top-secret stay at a landmark Gower hotel during a flying visit to Swansea.
Mrs Clinton became one of the most recognisable politicians on the planet when she took on her ultimately doomed bid to beat her Republican rival to The White House in 2016.
Despite her global profile, though, staff at Fairyhill by Oldwalls had a surprise when she stayed the night.
The visit was shrouded in secrecy and even workers weren’t aware she would be staying at the venue until she arrived with her entourage.
The politician – one half of one of America’s best-known political dynasties alongside her husband, former US president Bill Clinton – was in Swansea last weekend to visit Swansea University School of Law, which was renamed last October after the former US secretary of state and presidential candidate.
University officials selected the popular South Wales wedding venue to host the world-leading politician and former First Lady. During her stay on Saturday night, Secretary Clinton enjoyed a luxury dinner, and lunch on Sunday at Fairyhill, where she experienced a taste of Gower.
While Secretary Clinton was dining in the K room, which was built to host luxury wedding receptions and private dinners, she reportedly described the room as “one of the nicest places I have had dinner in a long time”.
The venue also boasts fake sheep, which Secretary Clinton thought were “great”, according to a source.
Mrs Clinton’s great-grandfather, John Jones, was a miner from Llangynidr, in the Brecon Beacons, who moved to Pennsylvania in 1879.