3 June 2012
Last updated at 16:18
Hundreds of people have celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at street parties across Merseyside.
Roads across the region have been closed for official Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Residents said in St George's Avenue in Birkenhead, Wirral, said they would not let the rain stop them enjoying their street party.
Karl Brady from Birkenhead decorated his house despite the windy weather. Neighbour Mark Evans said: “All the children have been excited for weeks and we are making the most of it."
In Hoylake, Wirral, street celebrations were moved inside to the local village hall due to heavy rain.
Celebrations also took place in Liverpool city centre with the Jubilee Big Lunch at Chavasse Park and Liverpool One.
Street entertainers created a party atmosphere in the Liverpool One shopping area. Peter Edwards, from Burnley, said: "I particularly like anything that Liverpool puts on. It's a shame about the weather though."
The event featured face painting, music shows and a Wishing Tree where Lewis and Emma James from Lancashire added their wishes for the Queen.
The Liverpool Town Crier also paraded through the city streets as part of the weekend's entertainment.
People also got the chance to cook with a royal flavour thanks to cookery school Can Cook which ran a series of workshops. Robbie Davison, of Can Cook said: "We're doing Coronation chicken curry, which always goes down well, and royal rhubarb crumble, which is a bit rich but is a treat."