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Watch: This is what happened when HRH The Prince of Wales visited The Royal Albert Dock
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited a number of Liverpool landmarks and businesses before touring the Royal Albert Dock.
Crowds gathered across the city to welcome HRH The Prince of Wales today as he visited Liverpool in recognition of the Albert Dock and it’s new royal status.
HRH The Prince of Wales visited the University of Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery & Museum and St George’s Hall before being welcomed by hundreds of well wishers to the Royal Albert Dock. Including members of staff from The Beatles Story dressed in the Sgt.Peppers jackets.
The Prince himself reopened the regenerated Dock in May 1988 with the opening of Tate Liverpool, following a full restoration after years of decline and near demolition.
Chief executive of Royal Albert Dock Liverpool Ltd, Sue Grindrod, escorted His Royal Highness around the Dock to meet various stakeholders, local businesses and staff from some of the attractions located within the Grade I listed site, including a special tour of the International Slavery Museum. A new plaque was unveiled in recognition of his visit and the new royal status.
Royal status was granted by Her Majesty The Queen in April 2018, recognising the importance of the Dock both for its historical and architectural significance and its place within Liverpool’s past and future. Royal status forms part of a vision to assert the Dock’s position as a world-class tourism and leisure destination and a protected heritage asset for future generations.