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Queen Elizabeth II visited the set of Coronation Street in London on July 8 to mark the 60th birthday of the TV soap opera.
The monarch was all smiles as she walked along the cobbled street. She also visited a studio. Inside the studio, the crew and cast film the interior of the Rovers Return pub.
It was the second time the queen, 95, has visited the set of “Corrie.” The first time was in the early 1980s, at the show’s original studios in Manchester.
She told the cast it was “really marvelous you’ve been able to carry on” during the pandemic. She also took time to chat to backstage staff including writers, camera operators, set designers and sound engineers.
The soap opera focuses on the lives of residents of Weatherfield, a fictional town in northern England. Coronation Street is the world’s longest-running TV drama series. (AP, The Japan Times)
This article was provided by The Japan Times Alpha.