Cunard Queen Anne passengers enjoy classic Liverpool anthems ahead of naming ceremony

Visitors and Queen Anne passengers came together to sing Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone and a Beatles hit ahead of the Cunard ship's naming ceremony.

Thousands of people are ready and waiting at Liverpool's Pier Head for a free event which will feature a number of musical performances as the newest Cunard ship's naming ceremony is set to take place. The Queen Anne arrived in Liverpool at around 7am on Monday.

From 4pm the official naming ceremony will begin, hosted by husband and wife presenting dup Emma and Matt Willis. The line-up for the ceremony includes performances from Andrea Bocelli, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Liverpool Theatre School and DJ Lauren Lo Sung.

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While bystanders waited along the Pier Head, passengers aboard the ship played Gerry and the Pacemakers' version of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical number, which is played before every Reds match at Anfield.

People on board and on the ground waved their hands in unison as they belted out the classic track, making for a magical moment on the waterfront. The crowds came together earlier for a similar sing-along, but to the Beatles' Ticket To Ride.

A firework finale will form the closing spectacle of today's event. You can see the full itinerary for the Queen Anne's naming ceremony here.

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