A statue to commemorate the birthplace of a Pembrokeshire town’s most famous son has been installed after years of campaigning and fundraising.

Henry VII – born Henry Tudor – was born at Pembroke Castle in 1457, the son of Margaret Beaufort and Edmund Tudor.

He went on to become the first Welshman to sit on the English throne.

The 8ft-high (2.4m) £45,000 bronze statue was unveiled on the town’s Mill Bridge during a ceremony on Saturday.

Unveiling the statue, Sara Edwards, Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, said: “It seems only fitting that the birthplace of one of our great kings should be recognised here and will be here as a permanent home in the shadow of Pembroke Castle.”