In the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack, the Queen paid a visit to 15-year-old Millie Robson, 14-year-old Evie Mills and 12-year-old Amy Barlow who were among the 14 children rushed to the hospital after Monday night's tragedy.
14 children still remain at the hospital, including 5 in critical care. A total of 75 people were admitted to 8 different hospitals following the attack at Manchester Arena.
When spending time with Evie, the 91-year-old monarch said, "It's dreadful. Very wicked. To target that sort of thing."
Evie was rushed to hospital with leg and chest injuries during the attack following the concert.
“The good news is the surgery went well, it's rest all day tomorrow but needs another operation Thursday. Love you Evie Mills,” wrote her worried dad.
Evie told the Monarch that she had received the concert tickets as a birthday present.
See photos of her visiting with the 2 other young girls who were injured on the next page.
Millie, who was wearing an Ariana Grande concert t-shirt at the time of the Queen's visit, shared how she met the pop star backstage before the show after winning VIP passes in a contest.
She was on her way out of the venue to meet her father David when the blast detonated. She described how her father had rushed to her side within minutes of the explosion tying jumpers around her legs to stem the flow of blood from 2 wounds caused by shrapnel from the bomb.
Millie praised the hospital staff, saying they have been fantastic. The Queen replied "That is really splendid."
When visiting 12-year-old Amy, she told her that she "hoped it wouldn't take too long for her to mend"
Watch Queen Elizabeth II interact with the patients at the hospital.
"This just means such a lot, that you've come today": Queen Elizabeth has been visiting survivors of the Manchester attack http://bbc.in/2qjwmaWPosted by BBC News on Thursday, May 25, 2017
See another video, the Queen's words to emergency workers and the people of Manchester on the next page.
She also paid thanks to the hospital staff and paramedics who have worked around the clock to keep the children alive in the hours after the events unfolded.
The Queen's appearance comes moments after mourners held a minute's silence in St. Ann's Square located near the area of attack.
The Queen held a minute's silence earlier this week in mourning for the victims.
“The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert," she wrote in a statement.
Escorted by Kathy Cowell, Chairman of the Central Manchester University Hospital, the Queen made her way through the building with staff lining the hallways.
"The awful thing was that everyone was so young. The age of them," she told one member of staff.
Watch a video of her visiting the hospital:
Her Majesty has released a message expressing her sympathy but also her thanks.
"I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.
I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.
And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity."