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Friday, 8 December, 2000, 14:59 GMT
In pictures: The prince's Coronation treat
The Prince of Wales visited the set of Coronation Street as part of the programme's 40th anniversary celebrations.

He met cast members as well as taking time out to drink in Britain's most famous fictional pub.

Prince Charles shelters from the rain in the doorway of the famous Rovers Return pub
Prince Charles shelters from the rain in the doorway of the famous Rovers Return pub

A plaque marking the 40 years of Coronation Street is unveiled by Prince Charles
A plaque marking the 40 years of Coronation Street is unveiled by Prince Charles

The old and new cast members of the Street share a word with the Prince of Wales
The old and new cast members of the Street share a word with the Prince of Wales

Actress Jacqueline Pirie fails to find the joke shared between Bill Roache and Prince Charles
Actress Jacqueline Pirie fails to find the joke shared between Bill Roache and Prince Charles

Landlady Natalie Barnes, played by actress Denise Welch, serves Prince Charles a scotch, presumably on the house
Landlady Natalie Barnes, played by actress Denise Welch, serves Prince Charles a scotch, presumably on the house

Actress Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald) tickles the prince's fancy in the Rovers
Actress Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald) tickles the prince's fancy in the Rovers

Liz Dawn, who plays Vera Duckworth, tells the prince of the fictional organ donation she is to undergo
Liz Dawn, who plays Vera Duckworth, tells the prince of the fictional organ donation she is to undergo
See also:

08 Dec 00 | Entertainment
Why TV drama is going live
08 Dec 00 | Entertainment
40 years on the Street
08 Dec 00 | Entertainment
Charles helps Street celebrate
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