Queen Elizabeth made an unannounced visit to Manchester on Thursday, 25 May, to meet hospital staff, victims and families of those involved in this week’s terrorist attack.
Twenty-two people lost their lives and 64 were injured at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Many are hospitalised with critical injuries, including fractures and multiple wounds.
Twelve children under 16 were taken to the hospital by ambulance.
It’s dreadful. Very wicked. To target that sort of thing.
The Queen met nursing staff, paediatric doctors and surgeons at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and thanked them for their work during the past few days.
Many had worked through the night following Monday’s attack.
She also met several victims and their families, including Millie Robson, aged 15, from County Durham, Evie Mills, aged 14, from Harrogate, and Amy Barlow, aged 12, from Ratenstall.
According to media sources, the Queen said to victim Evie Mills and her parents, “It’s dreadful. Very wicked. To target that sort of thing.”
Crowds cheered as the Queen left the hospital.
British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the hospital on Tuesday, 23 May.
The Queen had sent a message following the attack on Monday night and the Royal Family had observed a minute’s silence during a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.