A royal visit for Harrogate schoolgirl injured in terror attack

Evie Mills,14, fromHarrogate is visited by the Queen
Evie Mills,14, fromHarrogate is visited by the Queen

The 14-year-old Harrogate schoolgirl injured in the bombing at Manchester Arena was one of the young people who received a visit from the Queen as she recovered in hospital last week.

Family and friends of Evie Mills have been posting updates on her progress on Facebook. Her father, Craig Mills, last posted on Facebook announcing that Evie’s surgery last week had gone well but would be undergoing a further operation.

Mr Mills wrote: “Without a doubt the scariest 24 hours of my life, the good news is the surgery went well, it’s rest all day tomorrow (Wednesday)but needs another operation Thursday. Love you Evie Mills.”

Family members have since posted that Evie has undergone two sets of surgery. They added their thanks to all the staff at the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital for their care of Evie as well as all the other victims.

Evie had received tickets for the Ariana Grande concert as a birthday present.

Speaking to Mr Mills and Evie’s mother, Karen, the Queen assured them that everyone was united and condemned the attack as wicked.