On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, checking-up on the victims of the attack that occurred at Ariana Grande’s concert on the night on May 22.

The children who were admitted to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital following the bomb attack on Monday night received a surprise visit. Queen Elizabeth came to see them and check-up on them on Thursday. She spoke to some of the victims, including 14-year-old Evie Mills, 15-year-old Millie Robson and their parents.

“It’s dreadful. Very wicked. To target that sort of thing”, said Evie’s father. “It’s not something you expect at all”, the Queen said during a conversation with Millie’s father. Everyone shared the same shock and disgust about the bombing of such a young target group.

 

Queen Elizabeth speaks to the bombing victims and their families. Photo: AP

 

Numerous kids and teenagers were excited to attend the concert performed by American singer Ariana Grande on Monday evening, at Manchester Arena. It was during the concert that a bomb went off injuring and even killing some of the attendees.

As of now, the aftermath of the attack looks like this: 22 dead, 64 injured, 12 admitted to the hospital and 2 of them still in critical state. All those hospitalized are 16-years-old and younger.

Hours after the attack, a 22-year-old man named Salman Ramadan Abedi was deemed responsible for the bombing. The man, a suicide bomber, is depicted as a quiet, withdrawn young man, who was part of the Libyan community. He had returned to the UK just days before the bombing, from Turkey and Germany.

The bombing was also claimed by ISIS, but investigators have not found evidence that would, without a doubt, connect the two dots. The investigation is still ongoing.

Tension between the UK and the US have disappeared after the British officials expressed anger towards the US services over “leaked” information towards the American media. Following reassurance from the US, the UK has resumed sharing intelligence.