A Royal wave from the Town Hall

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh are to have lunch at Liverpool Town Hall during a visit to the city on Wednesday 22 June.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will arrive at the Town Hall at around midday and will be greeted by a contingent of Merseyside Sea Cadet Corps, before meeting a group of people who have been invited because of their work in the local community.

HM Queen ElizabethThey will then make an appearance on the famous Town Hall balcony to wave to well-wishers on Castle Street at around 12:30pm.

Back inside, they will be entertained by eight young people from St Vincent’s School, who will sing the Hollies song ‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’, before sitting down for lunch.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden, 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 2002 when they were entertained by a huge carnival on Castle Street as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.

During their visit to Liverpool they are also visiting IFB 2016 and officially opening the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

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