The royal visit comes as the ITV series enters its 30th anniversary year.

The Duchess of Cornwall has already visited the studios on London’s Southbank in 2015

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield announced today that This Morning is to be visited by royalty next week.

Holly explained: “We are very proud and honoured to say that next Wednesday we will be joined by their royal highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as This Morning celebrates its 30th anniversary.”

Phillip added: “Charles and Camilla will discover more about This Morning’s successful campaigns and meet other members of the ITV Daytime family as the couple mark the 90th birthday of the Royal Television Society of which Prince Charles is a patron.”

2015 saw This Morning undergo a major new look. Holly and Phillip are the main anchors.

Phillip continued: “We’re also going to be asking them to sign – we’ve never done this before – our first visitors’ book, which is going to be filled with pictures and messages from all our guests. We’re going to take piccies on this camera, polaroid, old school.”

Holly revealed: “This book will then be given away in October during our special week of anniversary celebrations. So that is going to be a special book.”

This Morning began as a Granada Television production from Liverpool Docks in 1988. The series was fronted most famously by former local news personalities from Granada Reports, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. They departed for Channel 4 in 2001 with Fern Britton and John Leslie overseeing the series, followed by Phil and Fern and since 2009 Holly and Phil.

This Morning airs weekdays from 10.30am on ITV, UTV and STV.

This Morning back in 1988 with Richard and Judy from their Liverpool dockside studio.
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