Queen's Manchester Jubilee tour

The Queen has opened two hospitals in Manchester and the BBC's new studios in Salford on her tour of Britain to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

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Hundreds welcome Queen to Manchester

The Queen waves to crowds in Manchester
Hundreds turned out to greet the Queen as she opened new hospitals in Manchester Credit: Heathcliff O'Malley/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Hundreds of well wishers turned out to meet the Queen as she officially opened new hospitals in Manchester.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, she opened Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital and a new wing at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Queen smiles at crowds in Manchester
Queen Elizabeth II opened a new wing at the Manchester Royal Infirmary today. Credit: Heathcliff O'Malley/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Queen receives a silver train for the Diamond Jubilee

by - Royal Correspondent
The train carrying Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives at Victoria Station in Manchester with a new Diamond Jubilee livery
The train carrying Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrives at Victoria Station in Manchester with a new Diamond Jubilee livery Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Queen has been given a new Diamond Jubilee train. The locomotive, painted silver and adorned with the union flag, was unveiled at Euston Station in London at the start of the Queen's awayday to Greater Manchester. It will be used for the Queen's jubilee tours in the UK in the months ahead.

Before the train set off it was given the all clear by Max, a Labrador retriever who works as an explosives search dog for the British Transport Police.

The Queen went to the new Media City development in Salford Quays, where her first stop was the Match of the Day studio. She chatted to former Liverpool players Mark Lawrenson and Didi Harmann.

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