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Queen joins wedding party at Manchester Town Hall

Category: England

Published: 24th Mar 2012 06:14:24

The Queen dropped in on a wedding at Manchester Town Hall, while touring the city as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Along with the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen met newlyweds John and Frances Canning who had booked the venue before the royal visit was announced.

The Monarch even posed for pictures with the couple.

The Cannings, from Prestwich, decided to go ahead with their wedding despite the Jubilee events.

The meeting came as the royals attended a lunch at Manchester Town Hall, hosted by the lord mayor.

Earlier The Queen visited Salford and officially opened the BBC's base in the MediaCityUK complex, where she started the BBC Sport Relief Mile for 600 participants.

The royal couple also opened Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, the Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital and a new wing at the Royal Infirmary.

The visit was part of the Queen's tour of the UK to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

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