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The moving photos as Welsh rugby royalty pack out Llandaff Cathedral to celebrate life of JPR Williams

The legendary Wales full-back died last month at the age of 74

Sir Gareth Edwards was part of the congregation
Sir Gareth Edwards was part of the congregation

Hundreds of people have turned out to celebrate the life of one of Wales' greatest ever rugby players, JPR Williams, at a thanksgiving service at Llandaff Cathedral.

The legendary full-back, who formed part of Welsh rugby's golden era in the 1970s and won 55 caps for his country, died last month at the age of 74, following a short illness. When his death was announced, tributes to the two-time British & Irish Lions tourist poured in from around the world, with Williams remembered as one of the best to ever play the game.

He was not just a magnificent rugby player, however, having excelled in tennis as a child before studying medicine and becoming a respected orthopaedic surgeon. Of course, he was also a loving husband to his wife Scilla, who he lived with in the Vale of Glamorgan, and a father to his four children.

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Every element of Williams' extraordinary life was celebrated at the moving St David's Day memorial service, with his family, friends and former teammates all paying tribute through speeches and song. You can read some of those touching tributes here.

Among those who gathered to pay their respects was Sir Gareth Edwards, John Edwards and WRU president Gerald Davies, with hundreds of others also braving the drizzle to celebrate the courageous and utterly unique Welsh hero. Below are some of the familiar faces who turned out on the emotional day.