Camilla says the Queen watches 'Strictly' and the royals voted for Rose Ayling-Ellis

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BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets actors (L-R) Maddy Hill, Danny Dyer and Rose Ayling-Ellis during a visit to the set of EastEnders at Elstree Studios on March 31, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Camilla met her Strictly idol, Rose Ayling-Ellis. (Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed that the Queen watches Strictly Come Dancing and the royals voted for Rose Ayling-Ellis to win.

Camilla and Prince Charles paid a visit to the new set of BBC One soap EastEnders this week and when Ayling-Ellis stepped forward to present a bunch of flowers, the Duchess couldn't resist the opportunity to tell her what a big fan she was.

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She told Ayling-Ellis: "Rose, the Strictly star. I said we were all voting for Rose, I don't know how you did all those dances."

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets actors (L-R) Jane Slaughter, Maddy Hill, Danny Dyer and Rose Ayling-Ellis during a visit to the set of EastEnders at Elstree Studios on March 31, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Rose Ayling-Ellis was shocked to hear the royals were fans. (Getty Images)

Ayling-Ellis, who plays Frankie Lewis in EastEnders, then said: "Can I ask you, does the Queen watch Strictly Come Dancing?"

Camilla said: "I think she does. She probably watched you."

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According to Mail Online, Ayling-Ellis later said of her chat with Camilla: "It was really funny because she's a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing and she mentioned that she voted for me which is so lovely, and her grandchildren watch it.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks to actor Letitia Dean during a visit to the set of EastEnders at Elstree Studios on March 31, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Charles offered Letitia Dean his coat. (Getty Images)

"It is amazing, so lovely. I mean come on, it's the Royal family voting for me, sometimes you forget how many people watch the show, I am mind-blown."

Deaf actor Ayling-Ellis's silent dance with partner Giovanni Pernice to represent her experience of performing without hearing the music has been nominated for a Bafta.

Prince Charles also impressed the cast by offering his coat to a freezing Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Watts.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks to actors Letitia Dean and Rudolph Walker during a visit to the set of EastEnders at Elstree Studios on March 31, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Camilla and Prince Charles explored the new soap set. (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Danny Dyer who plays Mick Carter said that he hadn't spoken to Prince Charles about his infamous Who Do Yo Think You Are? episode that revealed a surprising royal connection.

He said: "I met Charles before and I dropped it in, he just looked at me strange but I suppose we are related.

"I am 147,000 (in line) to the throne, not that I've googled it."

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