HM The Queen Visits Liverpool

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited Liverpool today (22 June). Her Majesty and His Royal Highness arrived at the Town Hall just before midday and were greeted by a contingent of Merseyside Sea Cadet Corps, before they met a group of people who had been invited because of their work in the local community. At 12.30 precisely the Royal couple appeared on the Town Hall balcony to an ecstatic reception from the large crowd that had gathered to see them despite the rain.  Inside, they were entertained by eight young people from St Vincent’s School, who sang the Hollies song ‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’. Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden, speaking before the event, said: “I am very much looking forward to welcoming The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to Liverpool Town Hall, particularly so soon after Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. “It is always a real honour to host a Royal visit and it is a great chance to show off our fabulous city and talk about the many positive things that are happening here. “It is a real opportunity for the people of the city to come out and see Her Majesty and His Royal Highness and I’d urge people young and old to come and see their appearance on the balcony at the Town Hall.” It is not the first time that The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have visited Liverpool Town Hall – they came during a trip to the city in July 2012 when they were entertained by a huge carnival on Castle Street as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. Earlier in the day they visited IFB 2016 and officially opened the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the Pullman Hotel. After lunch at the Town Hall they will be going to the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where the Queen will unveil a plaque