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".

    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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    She met 15-year-old Millie Robson, from County Durham, who was wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt...

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    ...Amy Barlow, 12, from Rawtenstall in Lancashire, and her mum Kathy...

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    ...and Evie Mills, 14, from Harrogate, and her parents, Karen and Craig.

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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"

    The Queen also took some time to meet and thank hospital staff.

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    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.

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    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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