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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will guest star in a special EastEnders episode in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
In the special programme, Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74 will surprise the residents of Albert Square at a street party held to celebrate the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.
The royal couple filmed the scenes in March when they visited the new Elstree set and met the cast and crew of the long-running BBC soap opera.
Viewers have already seen Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer, decide to throw a Jubilee party for the Square.
He will later tease that some very special guests will be in attendance but the partygoers will be left in shock when they are graced by the royals in an episode airing on June 2.
The Prince of Wales (pictured, centre left) and Duchess of Cornwall (pictured, centre right) will appear in a special Eastenders episode marking the Platinum Jubilee. Pictured here during a visit to the Elstree in March, meeting cast members Kellie Bright (left) and Danny Dyer (right)
Prince Charles (left) meets actor Natalie Cassidy (right), who plays Sonia in the long running BBC drama
The royal couple will play themselves in the episode, appearing during a street party celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. Here Camilla (left) meets Rudolph Walker, who plays Patrick Truman in the show
Mick and Linda Carter, played by Kellie Bright, will greet Charles and Camilla at the party and introduce them to the residents of Walford.
Speaking about her brush with royalty, Bright said: ‘I did think what amazing sports that they are just willing to do it.
‘I just thought, ‘Wow, they’ve never done anything like this before’. They didn’t really know what to expect, I mean it must have been nerve-wracking for them and completely out of their norm.
‘So I just hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.’
Executive producer Chris Clenshaw added: ‘We are truly honoured to have both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall appear in what is set to be one of EastEnders’ most special episodes.
‘Linda Carter is naturally in her element and giddy with excitement as their Royal Highnesses arrive in Walford, but it wasn’t just her, as for all of us at EastEnders it was an extremely special day that will go down in EastEnders’ history.’
During their visit to the set last month, the royal couple met with members of the cast and crew, as well as secretly filming their guest appearance
Charles and Camilla appeared to have made a good impression on the rest of the cast and crew while visiting Elstree last month.
After meeting the royals, actor Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Watts in the show, described the day as ‘very special’, noting that the prince had given her his coat to wear when she was cold on set.
‘It was a very special day for all at EastEnders. As a company we are all incredibly proud of the show we make but to have a visit from the Royal family makes it all the more special,’ she said.
‘To have the opportunity to mark the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee with a visit from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall was just beautiful and it will go down in EastEnders history,’ she added.
‘But it was made all the more special for me when The Prince of Wales handed me his coat to keep me warm – what a gentleman, what a couple, what as we say in EastEnders a proper family.’
Prince Charles was described as a ‘gentleman’ by Eastenders actor Letitia Dean (pictured, right), after the royal gave her his coat after seeing she was cold
The visit did not mark the first time the royal family has stepped onto the famous set.
In 2001, the Queen visited soap queen Dame Barbara Windsor, who played Peggy Mitchell, on the EastEnders set.
The royal visitor stepped behind the Queen Vic, strolled around Albert Square and through the EastEnders street market, meeting stars of the show.
The special Jubilee episode featuring Charles and Camilla is due to air on June 2.