We never thought we'd see the day that Gail Platt met the Queen, but Her Majesty delighted Coronation Street fans when she paid a visit to the ITV soap's set on Thursday and met the cast.
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The photos of the monarch meeting veteran soap stars including Ken Barlow and Audrey Roberts were iconic – but we couldn't take our eyes off show stalwart Helen Worth.
The actress, best known for playing long-suffering Gail, got all glammed up for the occasion, wearing a stunning navy and white floral dress.
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The elegant attire was quite the departure from her alter-ego's usual somewhat dowdy clothes, and she looked absolutely lovely.
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Helen wasn't the only cast member to have made an effort, with William Roache, Barbara Knox, Sue Nicholls and Helen Worth all dressed to the nines – check out Barbara's eye-catching shirt!
Helen's floral dress boasted a modest neckline, long sleeves and a flattering midaxi mullet hem.
Helen Worth and her fellow Corrie stars met the Queen
The 70-year-old star accessorised with simple black stilettos and wore her dark blonde bob in her trademark bouncy blow dry. Chic!
During the visit, Her Majesty, who is reportedly a fan of the show, met long-serving cast members and crew as she toured the ITV Studios set.
Helen dressed to impress in a floral number
The Queen was the picture of elegance in a bold blue coat and a matching feathered hat, smiling as she greeted the actors and showrunners.
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The monarch and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, last visited the fictional town of Weatherfield in 1982, while on a visit to Manchester during her Diamond Jubilee tour.