Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were welcomed with a massive crowd in Liverpool on Wednesday. The royal couple visited the city to attend a series of official engagements.
Thousands of royal fans gathered in front of the Liverpool Town Hall to give both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburg a warm welcome. The royal couple’s appearance at the city’s Town Hall balcony was met with cheers as Queen Elizabeth waved to the waiting crowd. The Queen also looked “visibly touched” with the number of people who came to greet them, Hello magazine stated.
The royal monarch and her husband arrived in Liverpool Wednesday morning after taking a royal train ride to Lime Street. Many locals and royal fans also greeted the royal couple at the train station where the Queen even received a few gifts and flowers bouquets. The day was also marked with visits to several Liverpool events and locations.
The Queen started her series of Liverpool engagements by formally opening the Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the Pullman Liverpool hotel for the International Festival for Business, as indicated in the same report. The Duke and Queen Elizabeth also enjoyed a private lunch at the city’s Town Hall. The royal couple then headed to the Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip toured the hospital’s Teenage Cancer Trust Common Room, its oncology division, as well as its outpatient garden. The royal monarch was also presented a bouquet of flowers by Lewis Connett, a three-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with Apert syndrome and became a patient at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Queen appears to have followed the Duchess of Cambridge’s penchant for recycling dresses. The royal monarch wore a pink Steward Parvin coat and floral dress during her Liverpool visit. The Queen wore the said fashion ensemble in 2013 at the Royal Ascot, Us Weekly magazine reported.
On the other hand, photos from the event were also shared on Twitter through The Royal Family account. One of the images even showed the huge number of royal fans who came to greet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburg. The picture was captioned, “An incredible atmosphere in Castle Street for #QueeninLiverpool.”
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 22, 2016