Published 23 June 2017

The Earl of Wessex has spent the day in Merseyside for a day of engagements.

The day started at Mariner's Park, which is a home for retired seafarers, of which The Earl is President.

The Earl had the chance to tour the Mariner's new centenary building, and meet some the architects and builders who worked on the project.

Later, The Earl visited Everton Football Club to open their new 'People's Hub', an innovative community campus that provides a base for a number of local charities, which has been built by charity 'Everton Football Club in the Community'

At the Cruyff 3G Football Pitch, The Earl met the Amputee Football Team who are coached by former English national player, Steve Johnson.

The Earl of Wessex meets an amputee football team and Everton Football Club

His Royal Highness also joined in with the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre's 70th Birthday celebrations.

The Earl's visit finished at The Bluecoat, Liverpool's centre for contemporary arts, which is a place to showcase talent across visual art, music, dance and literature.

It is also Liverpool's oldest building and celebrated its 300th birthday this year.