1. ITV Report

The Queen to visit Liverpool

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Photo: PA images

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are due to visit Liverpool today. They will arrive into the city by train before attending the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016 and formally opening the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The Queen and Duke will head to Liverpool Town Hall at lunchtime and will greets the crowds from the balcony before going to to officially open the new £237m Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

"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.”

– Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden

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 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.