Se­cret stay on Gower a de­light for Hil­lary Clin­ton

Western Mail - - NEWS -

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.

> Hil­lary Clin­ton

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.