Queen turns up at Manchester wedding

The Queen meets Frances Canning at her Manchester wedding. Credit: Julian Sorfleet/PA Wire

A couple today spoke of their delight after the royal seal of approval was given to their wedding.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met the pair just after they tied the knot.

During a visit to Manchester Town Hall, the royals were introduced to newlyweds John and Frances Canning, of Prestwich, Greater Manchester, who had booked the venue months ago.

Damon Green met the lucky couple:

But rather than switching the ceremony date to accommodate the Diamond Jubilee visit, the couple decided to go ahead with their big day.

And to top off a day to remember, the Queen featured in their wedding photographs.

Bride-to-be Frances arriving at Manchester Town Hall Credit: Julian Sorfleet/PA Wire

Mr Canning, 48, jokingly wrote to Buckingham Palace to invite the Queen to the wedding. He said: