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Olivia Williams

King Charles III's blunder when pushing Eurovision button in Liverpool

King Charles III was caught on camera making a blunder while revealing the Eurovision stage in Liverpool.

His Majesty and Queen Consort Camilla were in the city ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest which is being held in May. They visited the M&S Bank Arena and Liverpool Central Library.

To reveal the stage at the M&S Bank Arena, the Royals were supposed to push a button following a countdown. But during today's BBC Breakfast show, hosts Charlie Stayt and Nina Warhurst noticed an error made by the King.

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Charlie noticed the King placed his finger on the button, however did not actually push it.

Speaking to BBC viewers, Nina said: "The countdown has begun". Before Charlie interjected and said: "Who doesn't enjoy a countdown?

"When everyone counts down and someone presses a button and it all works perfectly?"

He later added: ”He puts his finger on the button but he’d didn’t actually push it. He misses the button and it’s the Queen Consort who pushes the button because he just missed it."

Nina said: “He had to rely on his wife to get it right. Easily done in the heat of the moment. Perhaps he's overwhelmed. They got there in the end."

Following their trip to the arena, their Majesties visited Liverpool Central Library to officially mark its twinning with Ukraine’s first public Library, the Regional Scientific Library in Odesa. When they arrived at William Brown Street, the King and Queen Consort were greeted with huge crowds and cheers.

In a historic moment, the King and Camilla pulled a Ukrainian flag to reveal a plaque to mark the twinning of Liverpool Central Library and the Regional Scientific library in Odesa, Ukraine.


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