Dame Maureen Lipman say the Queen is ‘such a geezer’

The Queen ‘is a geezer’ and was ‘loved by everyone on the Coronation Street set’, according to soap legend Dame Maureen Lipman.

Her Majesty, 95, visited the Cobbles in July where she met the cast and crew of the long-running ITV show.

And appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Dame Maureen, 75, who plays Evelyn Plummer on the series, said the royal asked her about her dog and ‘popped out of a plum car’ to chat with everyone on set. 

The Queen 'is a geezer' and was 'loved by everyone on the Coronation Street set', according to soap legend Dame Maureen Lipman

The Queen ‘is a geezer’ and was ‘loved by everyone on the Coronation Street set’, according to soap legend Dame Maureen Lipman

Speaking to Richard Madeley and Susannah Reid, she said: ‘ She was such a geezer. 

‘I can’t tell you,  we were all in love with her.

‘Even the most hardened anti-monarchists in the green room who said they wouldn’t put a jacket on. 

‘Out she popped from her plum coloured car, and talked to everybody. 

Maureen added that the royal ‘asked her about her dog’ and spoke to many of the crew.  

‘The funniest thing of course is the chat she gets here. You’re told “she’ll come here you go there, don’t go there. Don’t say anything, don’t ask her a question”‘.  ‘

‘I wanted to tell her that my late husband Jack Rosenthal had written episode 13, and we are getting into Episode 10,408’.

Her Majesty, 95, visited the Cobbles in July where she met the cast and crew of the long-running ITV show

Her Majesty, 95, visited the Cobbles in July where she met the cast and crew of the long-running ITV show

Weatherfield has seen a host of famous faces but for only the second time the head of state walked down the street, home to the ITV soap, celebrating its 60th year on our screens.

On a 40 minute tour of the set and studios at Media City UK in Manchester, Her Majesty, earing a teal Angela Kelly outfit with matching hat, met a host of cast and crew of the show, walking beside the cobbled street before popping into the studio where the interior of the Rovers Return is filmed. 

The Queen met Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow,  Barbara Knox, (Rita) and Helen Worth, (Gail), on her visit , who were all there during her visit to the set on 5 May 1982.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Dame Maureen, 75, who plays Evelyn Plummer on the series, said the royal asked her about her dog and 'popped out of a plum car' to chat with everyone on set

Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Dame Maureen, 75, who plays Evelyn Plummer on the series, said the royal asked her about her dog and ‘popped out of a plum car’ to chat with everyone on set

The Queen was surrounded by excited cast members and members of the production team during her visit in July

 The Queen was surrounded by excited cast members and members of the production team during her visit in July 

The monarch also met with Sue Nichols, (Audrey), who joined the soap as a full-time character in 1985. 

During the visit, the royal, who described the ‘remarkable’ long-running show as ‘part of the fabric’ of society, was told a character was a trouble-maker, before she replied: ‘The programme doesn’t do a lot of trouble does it? I suppose, life’s a trouble isn’t it?’   

Dame Maureen said at the time: ‘She was quite unbelievably calm with whoever you put in front of her.

‘She just seemed extremely at ease, very comfortable to meet anyone and everyone.

‘For us to have her here, today after England won… the sun shone, it was great. She appeared to have all the time in the world. She spent as much time talking to the crew as the stars.’

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