From Moss Side to the golden throne: King Charles’s best Manchester visits

Today marks the day millions across the globe have been waiting for – the Coronation of King Charles.

Despite the Buckingham Palace resident spending a lot of his time in the capital, the King is no stranger to Manchester, having visited the city on numerous occasions.

His most famous visit to the city was in 1997 for the 21st Anniversary of the Prince’s Trust charity at Manchester Opera House, where he was left blushing following a peck on the cheek from the teasing Spice Girls.

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However, perhaps his most surprising visit to Mancester was a visit to Moss Side, where at the time the Prince of Wales took a light-hearted custard pie to the face – showing his comedic side.

2000 saw the UKs best loved, Manchester based soap Coronation Street turn 40, its anniversary taking a royal turn when Charles headed up North for the occasion and even enjoyed a whisky at the Rovers Return.

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He later met some of the Corrie cast and unveiled a special plaque commemorating the soap’s milestone.

As Mancunians all over the city spend today dressed up in their best royal attire celebrating the coronation of the King, many look forward to his next visit to the North.

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