In Pictures: The Duchess of Cornwall visits Corrie
Camilla met with cast members including William Roache (Ken Barlow), Beverley Callard - who plays Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald - as well as veteran Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan) to tie in with the start of the long-running soap's golden anniversary year.
When the visit was announced, director of ITV Studios John Whiston said: "We are very honoured to be graced by a visit from the Duchess of Cornwall. It's the perfect beginning to our 50th anniversary year."
Click through our gallery below to take a look at this morning's royal visit.
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