AN ANGLESEY photographer who made global headlines when the Prime Minister gave two of his picture books as a wedding gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton is planning a new exhibition.
Anglesey-based photo artist Glyn Davies will go on show at the new gallery and bistro which open at Coleg Harlech in the Gwynedd castle town next Thursday.
His books, Anglesey Landscapes volumes one and two, which contain more than 100 breath-taking images of the island, were chosen by David Cameron who believed they would be close to the prince's heart.
In the meantime, Glyn, aged 47, has now sent the very first, signed copy of his latest volume, Welsh Light, to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The exhibition will feature 14 dramatic images from Welsh Light which will be on display for a fortnight.
The bistro and gallery are part of an initiative to ensure the sustainability of the college well into the foreseeable future.
After sending the signed copy of Welsh Light to the Duke and Duchess, Glyn received a "lovely letter" from St James' Palace thanking him and wishing him well.
Glyn, who runs Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery, in Menai Bridge, joked: “I have invited them around to The Gallery for a coffee as they only live 10 minutes away, you never know they might just take me up on the offer!”
He says he was unprepared for the media storm that blew up after David Cameron purchased two of his previous volumes to give to Prince William and his bride as wedding gifts.
He said: “It was amazing to be quite honest. I received a call from a woman in the Cabinet Office asking me whether I could forward copies my books Anglesey Landscapes and Anglesey Landscapes II.
“I had no idea what they were for but received a call a few days later to say ‘David’ was really pleased with them.
I asked: ‘David who?’ and was informed it was the Prime Minister and he’d bought the books as wedding gifts for William and Kate.
“I was asked to keep it quiet for a week or so but David Cameron himself blew the story by telling journalists exactly what he’d bought as a wedding gift.
"Of course as soon as he did that my phone never stopped.
I had TV companies and national newspapers on the phone constantly.”