Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales will visit Liverpool later this month in a demonstration of the Naval Service’s close ties with the city.
Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer of HMS Prince of Wales, said: “My ship’s company and I are hugely excited about our first visit to Liverpool. This is an opportunity for us to cement our bond with the city as one of the newest warships in the Royal Navy’s fleet.
“We’re looking forward to hosting people from the local community on board during our time alongside, and I know we will receive the warmest of welcomes.”
Deputy mayor and Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: "It's a huge coup for Liverpool to welcome its affiliated ship HMS Prince of Wales on its inaugural, history-making visit.
"The sheer scale of the ship will be a real spectacle on the River Mersey and is set to attract national and international attention, drawing massive crowds.
"Once again our world heritage waterfront will provide the incredible backdrop for a striking vessel, and we look forward to welcoming her at the end of the month."