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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.
Manchester is preparing for the arrival of the Queen and Prince Philip today. As part of the Diamond Jubilee tour the royal couple will visit St Mary's Hospital and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
The Queen will then officially open MediaCityUK in Salford
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The Queen and prince Philip make their way to Manchester as they continue their Jubilee tour