Princess Anne visits the set of Coronation Street

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HRH The Princess Royal paid a visit to ITV Studios’ Coronation Street set on Wednesday (13 April).

“It was a delight to welcome Her Royal Highness and leaders from across the Commonwealth to the cobbles.  Coronation Street has worked together across various industries in the Greater Manchester community for over 50 years and together with ITV we’re very proud of our place in the region’s history.” – Robbie Sandison, Head of Production for Coronation Street

Princess Anne was joined by 50 senior and diverse leaders from businesses, Governments and NGOs across the Commonwealth on the long-running saga’s cobbles at MediaCityUK. The visit was part of a wider CSC Leaders ‘Common Purpose’ visit to the UK.

Their time in Manchester was part of a one-week programme in the UK designed to develop the cross-boundary leadership skills and global networks needed by the leaders of today. The group visited locations such as ITV Studios, Manchester Airport, Gorton Monastery, Greater Manchester police and Manchester City Football Club whilst finding out about the city’s history and how leaders across different sectors in the city work together to innovate.

Manchester was chosen because of its history as the world’s first industrial city and one which remains at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation.

“We are delighted that Commonwealth leaders are visiting Manchester this year to explore city-wide collaboration. At Common Purpose, we have been helping leaders to cross boundaries in Manchester for many years, introducing them to diverse people and places and showing them how they might do things differently. The visit to Coronation Street in MediaCityUK is definitely a highlight for the visitors. It’s fascinating to learn about how ITV works in collaboration with other sectors and industries.” – Marie Mohan, Chief Executive of Common Purpose UK

Coronation Street has been produced at MediaCityUK since January 2014.

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