Yesterday morning H. M.’s tour of Britain, celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, brought her to the northern city of Manchester. Looking youthful in pastel pink, The Queen opened a number of hospitals and also started a fun run (by waving a flag) before visiting MediaCity, the new media centre in Salford. Here, H. M. came face to face with a Dalek, which is enough to perturb anyone. Famous for their roles as the baddies in British cult sci-fi TV show Dr Who, this mutant extra-terrestrial is not to be taken lightly. Luckily, Prince Philip and a few soldiers were on hand during The Queen’s visit.