Coronation Street star Helen Price has mentioned receiving an MBE for a life spent doing the job she loves is “the icing on the cake”.
The cleaning soap veteran has performed Gail Platt within the ITV collection for almost 50 years, having joined the forged in 1974, and obtained an MBE from Prince William at Windsor Fortress on Tuesday.
Learn extra: This week’s Coronation Street spoilers
Talking to the PA information company in regards to the investiture ceremony, she mentioned: “He (William) was so pretty, really easy. He requested all the appropriate questions. He was very complimentary.”
She added: “It simply feels completely great. To gather an MBE could be very particular.
“However to obtain it on this stunning constructing and to have the ability to stroll by way of it and have a look at all these photos and tapestries, I really like castles and homes in historical past, and so for me to come back right here at present is simply completely great.”
Learn extra: Coronation Street’s schedule shake-up this week
Price continued: “To have had a job and one which I really like, and to have the ability to work in it’s fairly extraordinary. After which to get an award for it’s simply the icing on the cake.
“I’ve a bit of day off to start with however I’ll stroll in with my medal the day I do.
“There are fairly a number of medals scattered across the forged. They’ve all already been given them. I’m citing the rear actually.”
Price’s storylines as Gail Platt have included 5 marriages, serving to daughter Sarah-Louise navigate teenage being pregnant, being pushed right into a lake by deranged serial killer husband Richard Hillman, being pushed down the steps by her personal son David, and a long-running feud with Eileen Grimshaw.
She can also be recognized for her scenes with display mum Audrey Roberts, performed by Sue Nicholls.
Additionally at Tuesday’s investiture ceremony was NHS England’s chief nursing officer Ruth Might, who obtained a damehood for her contribution to nursing, midwifery and the NHS.