HUNDREDS GREET QUEEN AT HOSPITAL.
The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, opened Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital and a new wing at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
The royal party enjoyed hazy spring sunshine as they arrived at the hospital trust, as hundreds of people lined the streets and clapped and cheered and waved union flags.
The Queen and Duke had arrived at Victoria Station before moving on to the new hospital complex where they met staff and patients and listened to a specially commissioned musical work by the Royal Northern College of Music.
The Queen was wearing a strawberry pink linen dress by Angela Kelly, with a strawberry and cream wool coat with a ruby diamond fan brooch.
Three year old Joseph Higginbottom from Glossop, Derbyshire, waits for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II at Manchester Town Hall