Hos­pi­tal was opened by Queen’ s fa­ther 81 years ago

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

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.”

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