Queen visits the Rovers on commute to Coronation Boulevard set – as cleaning soap celebrates its 60th


The Queen has stopped by way of the Rovers throughout a consult with to the set of Coronation Boulevard.

The top of state took a 40-minute excursion round the house of the ITV cleaning soap on Thursday because it celebrates its 60th yr airing on TV displays.

Dressed in a teal Angela Kelly outfit, the Queen met the forged and group of the display.

Queen Elizabeth II meets actors (left to right)William Roache, Barbara Knox, Sue Nicholls and Helen Worth, during a visit to the set of Coronation Street
Queen Elizabeth II meets actors (left to proper) Invoice Roache, Barbara Knox, Sue Nicholls and Helen Value, throughout a consult with to the set of Coronation Boulevard

The royal additionally popped into the studio the place the internal of the Rovers Go back Inn is filmed.

She chatted to actors who play team of workers on the bar, speaking about how the on a regular basis lives of atypical northerners are mirrored within the cleaning soap.

Sally Ann Matthews, who performs Jenny Connor, landlady of the fictitious pub, instructed the Queen: “We all know as actors how lucky now we have been to stay operating when such a lot of within the trade, it is been so badly affected […] and a pub, because the hospitality sector has been so badly affected as smartly.”

Sally Dynevor, who performs Sally Webster, mentioned: “The wonderful thing about Coronation Boulevard is that we organize to have the comedy with the drama in order that’s been a actually, actually necessary factor over the lockdown as smartly.”

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Antony Cotton, who performs Sean Tully, added: “We’ve got attempted to make folks giggle alongside the best way.”

To laughter, the Queen answered: “Neatly, there wasn’t a lot to giggle about, was once there?”

The Queen spoke to members of the ITV soap's cast and crew
The Queen spoke to participants of the ITV cleaning soap’s forged and group

The Queen started her excursion with actors like Invoice Roache, who performs Ken Barlow, and Barbara Knox who’s forged as Rita.

They greeted the Queen with bows and curtsies outdoor the Rovers Go back.

Roache instructed the Queen he had first noticed her when she visited Jamaica in 1963, when he was once serving as an officer with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

The Queen, who requested how that they had controlled to stay filming throughout the pandemic, answered: “It is actually marvellous you will have been ready to hold on.”

Roache then answered to laughter: “Neatly, ma’am, you are the one that has carried on.”

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the set of Coronation Street at the ITV Studios in Manchester
Queen Elizabeth II throughout a consult with to the set of Coronation Boulevard on the ITV Studios in Manchester

The Queen additionally met the fictitious “Bailey” circle of relatives, and was once instructed the set’s cobbles have been the unique ones taken from the outdated Granada side road set in Manchester, earlier than it moved 3 miles up the street to the brand new ITV Studios in 2013.

She then chatted to behind the curtain manufacturing team of workers, together with writers, digicam operators, set designers and sound engineers, in addition to forged participants who survive the “posh” facet of the road, over the street from the terraced properties.

Sooner than leaving to cheers and applause, the Queen was once introduced with a “Corrie Cobble” from the unique set, specifically engraved by way of an area stonemason and a few Newton & Ridley beer mats.


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