The Diamond Queen and the Dalek
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.