The Queen hints at a tough year of royal family 'rifts' with quip on set of Coronation Street

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The Queen has hinted that she's had a tough year of royal family 'rifts' as she is heard making a quip on the set of Coronation Street.

The Queen has broken her silence on what she thinks of life following her tough year of royal family 'rifts' when she quipped 'Life is a trouble' on the set of Coronation Street.

It comes after the Queen was reported to be the only one who can 'fix' the ongoing 'rift' (opens in new tab) between brothers Prince Harry and Prince William.

Her Majesty has embarked on a royal tour and stopped by at the ITV soap where she met up with the long-standing cast members in celebration of the show's 60th anniversary.

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But it was during her meet and greet, that she revealed her true feelings on life, following her rollercoaster of a year in which she has coped with the death of husband Prince Philip (opens in new tab), her beloved dorgi Fergus passed away (opens in new tab), before recently welcoming another family member (opens in new tab).

The Queen quipped,  'Well, life is a trouble.' in response to a castmember saying the soap liked to balance the show's trouble "with some niceness."

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The Queen was all smiles as she got out of her car which had parked on Weatherfield's famous cobbled streets before she met with the cast and asked them whether it was fun playing their characters and visited the Rover's Return. (opens in new tab)

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Her Majesty was impressed by the new set as she praised its new home, moving from Manchester to Media City at Salford, "remarkable".

During the Euros 2020, the ITV soap had to be moved due to scheduling clashes with the football, with fans asking 'Why isn't Coronation Street on tonight?' (opens in new tab)

But she was most blown away by how the production had continued throughout lockdown, telling Bill Roache (who plays Ken Barlow), Barbara Knox (Rita), Sue Nicholls (Audrey) and Helen Worth (Gail Platt). She said, "I think it's really marvellous that you've been able to carry on", to which Bill replied, "Well, Ma'am you're the one that's carried on."

"I'm not sure of that, I've been sitting at home," she modestly replied.

The Queen's visit is at a time when fans have been asking 'Is Helen Worth leaving Coronation Street and will Gail Platt ever come back?' (opens in new tab) After her character announced her departure.

Selina Maycock
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Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.