The M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, which is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest this year, has been visited by The King and The Queen Consort.
This year marks the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, which is the first in 25 years to be held in the United Kingdom. The UK is hosting the event in the interest of Ukraine, after Kalush Ensemble from Turin, Ukraine won last year’s Eurovision 2022.
Their Majesties visited the Arena, where they saw the staging for this year and met the creative team and Mae Muller, the UK contestant for this year.
Additionally, the hosts of Eurovision 2023 were met by Their Majesties: Julia Sanina, the Ukrainian host, Scott Mills, Rylan Clark, and Hannah Waddingham
Later, at Liverpool Central Library, The King and The Queen Consort joined celebrations for the Library’s official twinning with Ukraine’s first public library, the Regional Scientific Library in Odesa. The arena will host live performances of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 from Monday, May 8th, to Saturday, May 13th.
In honor of Eurovision, the Library is putting on a two-week cultural festival called Eurolearn, which celebrates the cultural partnership between the UK and Ukraine and is inspired by the competition.
His Majesty was joined virtually by the First Lady of Ukraine to reveal a plaque recognizing the twinning of the libraries during a live link with the Regional Scientific Library in Odesa.