Charles, Prince of Wales or Charles Philip Arthur George, is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip and the next in line to the British throne. Charles holds the titles of Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, and Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, making her Diana, Princess of Wales. The couple had two children, Prince Harry and Prince William, before divorcing in 1996.
He then married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, making her Duchess of Cornwall and the future queen consort. Prince Charles is a prolific philanthropist; he founded the Prince’s Trust in 1976, is the sponsor of The Prince’s Charities, and is a prominent contributor to over 400 other charities and organizations.
Set visit of EastEnders
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla paid a special visit to the sets of EastEnders, the longest-running television drama on the BBC. According to the Clarence House, the Prince and the Duchess visited the set of EastEnders to meet the cast and crew as they filmed scenes in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
First aired in 1985, EastEnders is the longest-running television drama on the BBC. Set in the fictional borough of Walford, the series has created some of the most talked-about moments in British TV and has tackled a range of issues, helping to raise awareness and discussion. The royal visitors were guided around Albert Square on the Elstree set before meeting the team who had finished filming an episode in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Deaf actress Ayling-Ellis, who plays Frankie Lewis in the show, presented Camilla with a bouquet of flowers, adding that it was an “honour” to meet the duchess.
ture king and queen met stars and crew, with Charles even dashingly taking off his coat to put around the shoulders of a freezing Letitia Dean, who plays the long-standing character, Sharon Watts. Meanwhile, Camilla, chatted at length with Strictly Come Dancing champion Rose Ayling-Ellis, revealing that not only had she and her family voted for her on the BBC One show but that the Queen is a fan of the Saturday night programme too.
Incidentally, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are not the first royals to visit the set of the soap, with the Queen herself and the late Prince Philip having visited for a 45-minute tour back in November 2001, with Dame Barbara Windsor and Wendy Richard serving as their tour guides.
What is EastEnders?
EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland which has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985. Set in Albert Square in the East End of London in the fictional borough of Walford, the programme follows the stories of local residents and their families as they go about their daily lives. Initially, there were two 30-minute episodes per week, later increasing to three, but since 2001, episodes have been broadcast every weekday except Wednesday (outside of special occasions).