Queen visits Coronation Street set to mark 60 years of soap

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image captionThe Queen met formed and unit members astatine the soap's Salford studios

The Queen has visited the acceptable of Coronation Street to assistance observe the soap's diamond jubilee.

Her Majesty was fixed a circuit of the ITV drama's studios successful Trafford, Greater Manchester, including a halt disconnected astatine the Rovers Return pub.

The monarch, who celebrated 60 years connected the throne successful 2013, besides walked down Weatherfield's celebrated cobbled streets, gathering formed and unit members.

Her travel besides saw her conscionable assemblage groups astatine Manchester Cathedral.

The Queen antecedently visited Coronation Street successful 1982 astatine its archetypal studios successful Manchester earlier the soap moved to Trafford successful 2013.

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image captionHer Majesty was welcomed to the studios with flags and a reddish carpet

Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, Barbara Knox who is formed arsenic Rita, Sue Nicholls who plays Audrey and Helen Worth, known to millions of soap fans arsenic Gail, greeted the Queen with bows and curtsies extracurricular the Rovers Return.

Roache told the Queen helium archetypal saw her erstwhile she visited Jamaica successful 1963, erstwhile helium was serving arsenic an serviceman with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

The Queen, who asked however they had managed to support filming during the pandemic, replied: "It's truly marvellous you've been capable to transportation on."

Roache replied to laughter: "Well, ma'am, you're the 1 who has carried on."

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image captionHer Majesty met long-running formed members connected the acceptable of the street

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image captionThe cobbles were covered with a reddish carpet for the royal visit

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image captionThe Queen met assemblage groups astatine Manchester Cathedral

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image captionThe Queen antecedently distributed Royal Maundy astatine the cathedral successful 2007

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image captionThe Queen was told astir however groups person supported the section assemblage during the pandemic

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