Princess Anne visits Coronation Street to learn about acid attack storyline

One of the Princess' patronages is advising how to tell such a delicate story

Yesterday, The Princess Royal visited TV’s Coronation Street, to hear more about one of its upcoming storylines – which includes an acid attack for one of Weatherfield’s residents. 

Princess Anne was visiting the studios in her role as Patron of The Acid Survivors Trust International, who have been advising the show’s producers and writers on the story.

The Princess Royal visited Coronation Street. (Coronation Street)

During the visit, The King’s sister met cast and members of the production team involved in the attack storyline, including Producer Iain MacLeod, cast members Charlotte Jordan, Ryan Prescott, Andrew Still, Rob Mallard and Sally Ann Matthews.

The Princess also viewed some upcoming scenes of the storyline.

Anne heard about one of the show’s upcoming storylines. (Coronation Street)

Future episodes will see Daisy falling victim to a stalker, Justin, who is convinced he is in a relationship with her. Justin’s behaviour led him to be arrested, but he is released on bail. She will then become the target of an acid attack on her wedding day when, Justin, in an act of revenge, goes to the Rovers to ruin her special day.

Also in attendance were acid attack survivor Sammear Hussein, Sharman Birtles, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, and Councillor Chris Boyes, Mayor of Trafford.

Anne visit in her capacity of a charity working to tackle acid attacks. (Coronation Street)

Commenting on the visit, John said: ‘Working with ASTI on this storyline has been invaluable to all of us. HRH’s patronage of the charity is clearly of huge importance to both Her Royal Highness and the charity and it was an absolute honour to have them join us at Coronation Street today.  

‘The visit gave both cast and colleagues the chance to discuss how they have worked together to create and portray such a delicate and important storyline, an opportunity none of us will forget.’

HRH heard how the charity has been working with ITV on the upcoming storyline of an acid attack. (Coronation Street)

The late Queen visited the studios in 2021 to mark the 60th anniversary of the soap. She was given a 40-minute tour of the set and studios, where the Monarch met cast and crew of the show, and walked beside the famous cobbled street, before seeing where the interior of the Rovers Return pub is filmed.

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