The Queen meets well-wishers in Federation Square, Melbourne
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Queen opens Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne

The Queen and Prince Philip have officially opened the new Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

They were given a tour of the building, which boasts its own purpose-built meerkat enclosure.

Hundreds of people lined Melbourne's Federation Square to catch a glimpse of the royal couple, who are on an 11-day tour of Australia.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 26 Oct 2011
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