This Thursday, July 8, Queen Elizabeth II made an unexpected appearance on the set of a British cult series that has been airing for over 60 years.
Queen Elizabeth II has been making official visits in recent weeks. This Thursday, July 8, it is on the set of the British soap opera Coronation Street that the monarch was seen. The series created by Tony Warren in 1960, has no less than 10,000 episodes to its credit and follows the adventures of the inhabitants of Coronation Street, located in the fictional town of Weatherfield, for over 60 years. A sort of English-style love story, which in 2010 became the oldest soap opera in the world. Meeting the actors and production teams, her Majesty did not go unnoticed, dashing in a blue duck outfit. All smiles, she went from set to set for half an hour, until she arrived in the famous Rovers Return pub, the emblematic drop-off point of all the characters of the series.
It was not the first time that the queen visited the place. She had already had the opportunity to do so in 1980 with her late husband, Prince Philip. This time she took the time to congratulate the teams who continued to work during the pandemic, but also to exchange a few words with the scriptwriters, cameramen, decorators and sound engineers. The visit of her Royal Highness did not fail to delight those who had the opportunity to meet her: “She is smiling. She listens, she always has and she loves to be laughed at. I’ve had the chance to meet her several times and she’s always charming,” said actor Bill Roache.
Queen Elizabeth II covered with gifts in Manchester
After this first visit, Queen Elizabeth II took advantage of her visit to Manchester to honor other royal engagements. She then went to the cathedral of the city, where the leaders of the church were waiting for her. They updated her on the work being done for the local community during this time of pandemic. A lyrical concert was then given in her honor in front of the church, where the queen was also offered honey from the hives installed on the roof of the building.