Manchester Town Hall hosts Queen for lunch as thousands turn out for Diamond Jubilee tour

By Ian Silvera

The Queen was welcomed by thousands outside Manchester Town Hall in a continued celebration of her Diamond Jubilee tour today.

The sun was shining in the city as the proud crowd members cheered Her Majesty’s tour in Albert Square.

Hundreds of children, parents and celebrators waved flags as The Queen was greeted to special a Jubilee garden, built by hardworking hands over the past few days, and a hand-crafted sculpture in Albert Square.

The sculpture’s creators, brothers Tim Burgess, 56, and Andy Burgess, 37, said: “When Prince Philip saw the sculpture he was pleasantly surprised pondering ‘Chainsaw… Chainsaw!’ after eyeing up the piece.”

Yuliang Sun, a 24-year-old Manchester student, met The Queen and said: “It was excellent, I’m delighted to be able to tell my family I met Her Majesty today.”

A couple from Manchester said: “The Royal family are fantastic, it’s just a shame we couldn’t get closer to Her Majesty today!

“I think she wears big hats so everyone can see her.”

The Queen is moving onto Manchester Central to greet hundreds more delighted people.

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