The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Liverpool and we'll be covering the occasion live

Her Majesty the Queen , accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, got the train in to Lime Street this morning before going on to the International Festival for Business (IFB) and formally opening Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the Pullman Liverpool hotel.

She will also visit the town hall and Alder Hey hospital.

Our team will be covering the whole visit with updates, pictures and video from across the city as Liverpool welcomes Her Majesty

Spot yourself

That’s it from the Queen live blog for today - but if you just can’t get enough of Her Majesty, see if you can spot your friends and family in our gallery here.

Re-live the moment

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Lucky girl

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is a presented with some flowers by a young girl upon leaving Liverpool's Town Hall
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is a presented with some flowers by a young girl upon leaving Liverpool's Town Hall (Image: James Maloney)

A young girl presented the Queen with a bunch of flowers outside the Town Hall in what is possibly the most adorable picture from the whole visit.

Carragher meets the Queen

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II meeting Footballer Jamie Carragher
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II meeting Footballer Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher was one of the delegates at Alder Hey who got to meet the Queen.

"Amazing!"

Lucky Latesha got to meet the Queen - and says it was “amazing.”

All smiles

New pictures just in of the plaque unveiled by Her Majesty at Alder Hey.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Alder Hey Hospital to officially open the new facility
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Alder Hey Hospital to officially open the new facility
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque at Alder Hey
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque at Alder Hey

Families overjoyed

Lewis, 3 gave the Queen a bunch of flowers.

Wirral Florist decorates town hall for Queen

Trainee florists from Wirral Council’s lifelong learning provided the flowers for Queen Elizabeth II when lunched in Liverpool Town Hall today.
Trainee florists from Wirral Council’s lifelong learning provided the flowers for Queen Elizabeth II when lunched in Liverpool Town Hall today.

Trainee florists from Wirral Council’s lifelong learning provided the flowers for Queen Elizabeth II when lunched in Liverpool Town Hall today.

The class, based in St James Centre, Birkenhead, were asked to dress Liverpool’s Town Hall ahead of Her Majesty’s visit for a private lunch on Wednesday, June 22.

Class Tutor, Maria Brand said she was ‘delighted.’

She said: ‘We were approached by Liverpool Town Hall to dress the venue for a very important visitor. It is a wonderful opportunity for all of my learners, it’s not every day you get asked to do flowers for the queen.’

As well as dressing the venue for lunch, the group also put together a Hillsborough tribute, which was on display in the Town Hall.

Queen leaving Alder Hey

Her Majesty The Queen has now left Alder Hey, and will take a private jet home after a day visiting Liverpool.


Just a normal day for these folks..

Just a ‘standard’ day meeting the queen according to one Twitter fan.

That awkward moment when....

Alder Hey's tea part for Her Majesty

Alder Hey plaque unveilled

When Jamie Carragher met Liz

When Jamie Carragher met Liz
When Jamie Carragher met Liz

The Queen visits patients

Queen to unveil plaque

Little Lewis presents Queen with flowers

Three-year-old Lewis Connett did an amazing job when he presented the Queen with flowers. Well done Lewis!

What will the Queen do in Alder Hey?

The Royal party will visit the oncology unit and visit the Teenage Cancer Trust Common Room, where they will meet staff and patients.

Their next stop will be an inpatient ward, where they will meet the executive chef, members of staff and patients, before they go to the entrance atrium to meet appeal donors.

The Queen will unveil a plaque before leaving.

The Queen at Alder Hey

The Queen has received her flowers without a hitch, little Lewis did a great job

The Queen has arrived!

Moments away...

We are just moments away from the Queen’s arrival at Alder Hey, a magnificent place to finish her city visit with.


Flower presentation

Our reporter Josh Taylor is already at Alder Hey, he said:

Three-year-old patient Lewis Connett will present the Queen with a bouquet of flowers upon her arrival at Alder Hey. Lewis has been treated at Alder Hey since being diagnosed with Apert syndrome as a baby.

Some more little fans

Our photographers and reporters captured some of the Queen’s smallest fans and they are just the cutest!

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Liverpool Town Hall. Views of the crowds waiting to see the royals from the balcony. Photo by Ian Cooper
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive to visit the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016. While there the Queen will formally open Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Pictured: Luna Gibson aged 2. Photo by Ian Cooper
Luna Gibson aged 2.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Liverpool Town Hall. Views of the crowds waiting to see the royals from the balcony. Pictured: Sarah Swaine with daughter Eliza aged 9 months. Photo by Ian Cooper
Sarah Swaine with daughter Eliza aged 9 months.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Liverpool Town Hall. Views of the crowds waiting to see the royals from the balcony. Pictured: Brendan Gill with daughter Ilex aged 6 who were visiting from America. Photo by Ian Cooper
Brendan Gill with daughter Alex aged 6 who were visiting from America.

15 minutes to go

The Queen is due to arrive at Alder Hey at 2pm, and the crowds can not wait!

Alder Hey is ready and waiting for the Queen

What will the Queen do at Alder Hey?

Her Majesty will officially open the new £237m hospital.

When they arrive, at about 2pm, they will be greeted by hospital chairman David Henshaw and visit the out-patients garden.

The Royal party will then go to the oncology unit and visit the Teenage Cancer Trust Common Room, where they will meet staff and patients.

Their next stop will be an inpatient ward, where they will meet the executive chef, members of staff and patients, before they go to the entrance atrium to meet appeal donors.

The Queen will unveil a plaque before leaving.

More of the Queen's little fans

And while the Queen enjoys lunch...

The crowds are already forming outside Alder Hey Hospital, the Queen’s last stop in Liverpool this afternoon.

More from the balcony

Our photographers captured some great shots of the the royal wave from Liverpool Town Hall from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Royal wave from Liverpool Town Hall from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
(Image: Colin Lane)
The Royal wave from Liverpool Town Hall from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
(Image: Colin Lane)
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh
(Image: James Maloney)

Royal family tweet Liverpool

Amazing!