Queen Elizabeth II visits the set of Coronation Street to celebrate it's 60th year


Her Majesty The Queen has visited the set of Coronation Street to help celebrate the long running soap's diamond jubilee.

The monarch was given a tour of studios, including a stop off at the Rovers Return pub. She wandered down the famous cobbled streets and met cast and crew members along the way.

The Queen previously visited Coronation Street in 1982 at their old studios, so the visit was well overdue!

Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, Barbara Knox who is cast as Rita, Sue Nicholls who plays Audrey and Helen Worth, known to millions of soap fans as Gail, greeted the monarch with bows and curtsies outside the famous pub.

Roache told the Queen he first saw her when she visited Jamaica in 1953, when he was serving as an officer with the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

The Queen, who asked how they had managed to keep filming during the pandemic, replied: "It's really marvellous you've been able to carry on."

Roache replied to laughter: "Well, ma'am, you're the one who has carried on."

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