Princess Anne visits Coronation Street set

Britain’s Princess Anne paid a visit to the set of ‘Coronation Street’ in Manchester yesterday (14.04.16).
The 65-year-old royal – the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – visited the iconic pebbled street alongside 50 senior and diverse leaders from businesses, Governments and NGOs from across the Commonwealth as part of a wider CSC Leaders Common Purpose visit to the UK.
Marie Mohan, Chief Executive of Common Purpose UK, said: “We are delighted that Commonwealth leaders are visiting Manchester this year to explore city-wide collaboration. At Common Purpose, we have been helping leaders to cross boundaries in Manchester for many years, introducing them to diverse people and places and showing them how they might do things differently. The visit to ‘Coronation Street’ in MediaCityUK is definitely a highlight for the visitors. It’s fascinating to learn about how ITV works in collaboration with other sectors and industries.”
The Princess appeared to be enjoying herself as she wandered along the pavement with a pair of snazzy shades protecting her eyes from the bright sun’s hot rays.
Robbie Sandison, Head of Production for ‘Coronation Street’, added: “It was a delight to welcome Her Royal Highness and leaders from across the Commonwealth to the cobbles. ‘Coronation Street’ has worked together across various industries in the Greater Manchester community for over 50 years and together with ITV we’re very proud of our place in the region’s history.”