Hospital was opened by Queen’ s father 81 years ago
The Queen’s visit to ARI came just over 81 years since the hospital was opened by her father, King George VI.
It was her third public appearance in the north-east of recent weeks – including a surprise appearance at the 150th anniversary Aboyne Highland games.
Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Barney Crockett, said: “It has been a wonderful day for the city. It has been great to see the response of people to the royal visit.
“You see the importance that has been attached to Aberdeen by Her Majesty, and the effort she puts in for this area.”
The Queen’s father, George VI, officially opened Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in September 1936.
The Lord Provost added: “This fondness for Aberdeen comes through loud and clear with everything she does. Her Majesty has a very particular place for the city and I think that goes back a very long way.
“Her father opened ARI and she, herself, said it gets bigger every time she visits, and that goes back to when she was very, very young. It’s amazing to see that continuity for the city.”