Beacon to be lit to mark The
Queen's 90th birthday
LIVERPOOL is to light a beacon to pay
tribute to Her Majesty The Queen on her 90th birthday. A service will take place
behind the Town Hall, at 7:30pm, on Thursday, 21 April 2016, attended by Lord Mayor,
Councillor Tony Concepcion, the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead and dozens of
During the event, a special message from His Royal Highness, the Prince of
Wales, paying tribute to Her Majesty, will be read out. The event will be
followed by a rendition of the National Anthem by the City's singer in
residence, Danielle Thomas. The beacon is one of over 1,000 being lit throughout
the UK and the Commonwealth to mark Her Majesty's birthday.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Concepcion, said:- "Liverpool has had the
privilege of hosting visits from Her Majesty on many occasions during her time
as Head of State, and we know from the huge numbers that turn out to see her
that she is held in high regard and with huge affection and respect by many of
our citizens. It is right and proper that we mark this significant milestone in
her life, and I think it is particularly fitting that we are holding this event
at the Town Hall given that it is a building she has visited several times since
her ascension to the throne in 1953."
Following the lighting of the beacon, it will be placed on Exchange Flags and
remain lit until 9pm for people to film and photograph if they wish.