The Queen is to visit Birmingham on Thursday as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
She will greet crowds in Victoria Square and officially name the city’s new Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The events will take place as part of a two-day visit to the Midlands with the Duke of Edinburgh.
It will also include trips to Worcester and RAF Cosford.
The announcement was welcomed by fans of the Royal Family.
Pensioner Jean Perks attended the opening of the original Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1938, when the Queen’s parents were met with a guard of honour.
The 83-year-old, from Harborne, said it would be fitting to see the Queen officially name the new hospital.
She said: "Weather permitting I might go and see them, it is exciting she’s coming."
She recalled: "It was 1938 and I was about nine. Her parents came to open the old Queen Elizabeth.
"I was in the Brownies and formed the guard of honour made up of Brownies, Guides and Scouts. That was in the days the Scouts wore special hats and carried a pole."
The Queen began her Jubilee tour in March and has travelled by car, royal train, aircraft and the yacht Leander.
Her schedule has included visits to the Isle of Wight, Wales and a historic visit to Ireland where she shook hands in public for the first time with Deputy First Minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness. The Queen was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Nottingham last month as the Duke of Edinburgh recovered from hospital treatment for a bladder infection.