Their majesties King Charles and the Queen consort will be in Liverpool on April 26. During their stay they will visit the M&S Arena facilities, where the Eurovision Song Contest will be held. During their special visit, the king and the queen will unveil the stage, which will be ready by then.
Marking the first Eurovision contest to be held in the United Kingdom in twenty-five years, the King and Queen of the United Kingdom will be in Liverpool on April 26th to attend events related to the contest. According to the official statement:
Their majesties will reveal this year’s stage and tour the M&S Arena, meeting the creative team, presenters and this year’s UK contestant Mae Muller.
After a visit to the arena, they will also visit Liverpool Central Library to mark the twinning of the library with the Regional Science Library in Odessa, Ukraine. King Charles will unveil a twinning monument with the city of Odessa, in a live broadcast between the two cities.
— Majesty/Joe Little (@MajestyMagazine) April 20, 2023
This is not the first time that the royal family of a host country has attended the Eurovision Song Contest. As fans may remember, members of the Danish royal family, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary attended the 2014 Eurovision final in Copenhagen. Also in 2010, Princess Mette-Marit and Marius Borg Høiby of the Norwegian royal family were present in Oslo. In 2021 King Willem visited the stadium where the competition would take place to oversee the preparations. In fact we can go back as far as 1986, when Crown Prince Harald, Crown Princess Sonja, Princess Märtha Louise and Prince Haakon Magnus attended the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 in Bergen, Norway.
As you can see, the Eurovision Song Contest has a significant importance in many countries apart from being a music festival.
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