King Charles III and Camilla unveil the stage of the Eurovision song contest 2023. VIDEO

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla have unveiled the stage for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest to be hosted by Britain between May 9-13. The King of England and his wife, who will be officially crowned a few days before the competition, visited the venue during a tour of the English city of Liverpool. The royals also met British contestant Mae Muller and attended the taping of a segment for the children’s television entertainment show Blue Peter. “We will follow you with great interest, rooting for you,” the king told Muller.

3,000 tickets available for displaced Ukrainians

The city of Liverpool will host Eurovision on behalf of last year’s winners Ukraine, who were unable to stage the competition due to the war. Great Britain finished second in last year’s race. After the countdown of the spectators, Carlo and Camilla pressed a large pink button which activated a choreography of lights and colours, thus revealing the competition stage. In February, the British government announced it would make a total of 3,000 Eurovision Song Contest tickets available to displaced Ukrainians. Britain has also provided £10m to help host the competition.