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Watch: Charles and Camilla to star in EastEnders special Jubilee episode
Prince Charles and Camilla are set to star in an episode of EastEnders where they'll be the guests of honour at Mick Carter's Platinum Jubilee street party.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were recently pictured making a visit to the new set of the BBC One soap and greeting cast members, but they were also secretly filming their new roles in Albert Square which have just been announced.
Fans of the show will already know that Mick, played by Danny Dyer, is throwing a street party to mark the Queen's 70-year reign, but when he tells the other Walford residents that he has secured a couple of VIP guests, they are shocked to see Charles and Camilla walk in.
The scenes were filmed during their visit to set on 31 March and are set to air on Thursday, 2 June.
Linda Carter also hosts the royal guests at the party and Kellie Bright who plays her 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 said: "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."
Charles and Camilla were shown chatting to Dyer, Bright, and Rose Ayling-Ellis who plays Frankie Lewis in the soap when they visited in March.
They revealed that they were Strictly Come Dancing fans, telling 2021 series winner Ayling-Ellis that they had voted for her and that the Queen enjoyed watching the contest.
Camilla 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."
Ayling-Ellis then said: "Can I ask you, does the Queen watch Strictly Come Dancing?"
Camilla said: "I think she does. She probably watched you."
This won't be the Prince of Wales' first time in a soap — in 2000, he briefly made an appearance in Coronation Street for the show's 40th anniversary where TV footage in one scene showed him meeting Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls), which had been filmed earlier on a visit to set.
The royal EastEnders episode will air on Thursday 2 June at 7.30pm on BBC One.