Duchess of Cornwall visits Beatles attractions in Liverpool

The Duchess of Cornwall has visited Liverpool to see the Beatles attraction at Albert Dock and the Cavern Club.

She was greeted by crowds waving flags and staff dressed in a Sgt Pepper costumes at The Beatles Story.

The duchess reminisced about the "screaming fans" as she watched a short performance by a tribute band.

The visit concluded with the unveiling of a 50th anniversary plaque which had been commissioned for the visit.

She recalled her own Beatles memories when she visited the Beatlemania exhibit, saying: "Yes, I remember all the screaming fans. I remember it well."

'Wonderful celebration'

Jerry Goldman, managing director of the Beatles Story, said: "It is a great honour to offer Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall a warm welcome as she visits the birthplace of The Beatles during our wonderful 50th anniversary celebration year.

"We hope that she will gain a lot of pleasure from visiting the exhibition."

The duchess also met members of the Young Mums, Young Dads and Young Mums to Be groups during a visit to the Teenage Pregnancy Peer Mentoring Programme at the Tranmere Community Project, Tranmere Methodist Church, Wirral.

She was accompanied by MP Frank Field before moving on to meet clients and staff at Wirral Credit Union which is marking its 20th anniversary.

In her final engagement, the duchess met members of The Friends of Reynolds Park in Woolton and officially open the new Diamond Jubilee Gates.

The gates were provided by The Friends of Reynolds Park after one was stolen last year.

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