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The Queen Just Called The Manchester Attack "Wicked" And "Dreadful" And Met Some Victims

The monarch also said she thought Ariana Grande was a "very good singer".

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The Queen made a surprise visit to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Thursday, to visit young people injured in the arena bomb attack on Monday night.

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Speaking to the patients, the Queen said the attack was "Dreadful. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing." She added: "It's very interesting how everybody has united."

The Queen speaks to people injured in the #ManchesterAttack - calling the attack "very wicked"

Some 12 children under 16 were taken to the hospital after the attack, which killed 22 people. Prime minister Theresa May visited the same hospital on Tuesday.

And Queen Elizabeth also reportedly told the girls that she was an admirer of Grande.

The Queen on Ariana Grande: 'She sounds very, very good. A very good singer.' #Manchester #manchesterattack

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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