Eurovision 2023 is just weeks away, and whilst the final touches are being made, King Charles and Queen Camilla have been confirmed to attend the M&S Bank Arena.
What King Charles will get up to
The King and Queen Consort are scheduled to visit the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Wednesday, April 26th. This is just days before rehearsals begin the following weekend. Whilst there, King Charles will help to reveal the fully-fledged working stage, as well as meeting the hosts and the creative team behind the Contest. He will also meet Mae Muller, who is representing the UK on home soil this year.
In addition to this, the King and Queen Consort will meet a number of artists involved in the numerous events running throughout Liverpool during the two-week long festivities. These will include local Liverpudlian and Ukrainian artists alike.
This is not the first time the King has engaged with the Contest this year. Whilst visiting Hamburg earlier in April, the King met Germany’s act for Liverpool – Lord of the Lost.
The road to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Although Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, due to the ongoing Russian invasion they are unable to host the 2023 event. Instead, the United Kingdom stepped in, as 2022’s runner-up. Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May 2023. The contest will take place at the M&S Arena, with 37 countries taking part. The full production team behind the 2023 contest is listed here. The contest is a co-production between host broadcaster the BBC and last year’s winning broadcaster, Suspilne.
Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham will host the semi-finals. Graham Norton will join the presenting team for the grand final.
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News Source: BBC
Photo Credit: Buckingham Palace / Hugo Barnand