The Queen visits young North East terror victims in hospital

Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Millie Robson, 15, from Co Durham Credit: PA

The Queen has paid a visit to Royal Manchester Children's hospital where she met young people from the North East injured in Monday night's terror attack.

Her Majesty visited the bedside of brave schoolgirl Millie Robson from Newton Aycliffe.

The 15-year-old is recovering from surgery after her legs were hurt in the Manchester Arena attack.

She'd gone to the concert with her friend Laura Anderson after winning a competition to meet pop star Ariana Grande backstage.

When asked by the Queen "Did you enjoy the concert.?"

Millie replied: "Yes, it was really good. I got to meet her before the concert as well, she was lovely."

Another young victim, Evie Mills from Harrogate also spoke to Queen Elizabeth.

Her Majesty told the 14-year-old and her parents: "It's dreadful. Very wicked. To target that sort of thing."

When asked by The Queen "Would you say you enjoyed it?".

Evie replied: "Yes, it was good." The Queen replied: "Yes, she sounds like a very good singer."

Evie, whose concert ticket was a birthday present also received a visit from Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday afternoon.

Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Evie Mills, 14, from Harrogate, her mother, Karen and dad, Craig, during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Credit: PA
Evie Mills meets Theresa May at Manchester Children's Hospital. Credit: PA

Twelve children under the age of 16 - among the 64 casualties - were taken to the hospital by ambulance following the terror attack.

Some 22 people were killed and 59 wounded in the attack carried out by bomber Salman Abedi.

Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Millie Robson, 15, from Co Durham, and her mother, Marie, during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Credit: PA

The Queen condemned the "wicked" attack during her visit when she also met scores of staff who had worked through the night, shaking hands and sharing words with many.

The Queen meets staff who worked through the night following Monday's attack. Credit: ITV News