PRINCE Philip switched off EastEnders after watching one episode — because he couldn’t work out what the Cockney cast were saying.
The Duke told actor Tony Caunter, who played Roy Evans: “Saw it once. Everybody was shouting at each other.
“I couldn’t understand a bloody word!”
The Duke’s 2001 visit with the Queen to Elstree Studios, Herts, is mentioned in ex-star Shaun Williamson’s autobiography, A Matter Of Facts.
Shaun, 55, who played Barry Evans, says Philip asked stalwart Ian Beale actor Adam Woodyatt, 52: “Are you an actor or an operator?”
Dame Barbara Windsor gave the Queen a tour of the BBC soap’s Queen Vic pub while Wendy Richard chaperoned Philip.
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Shaun and his onscreen family — Tony, Lucy Speed and Pam St Clement — performed a scene for the royals.
He added: “We were a bundle of nerves but it went without a hitch, then we lined up to meet the Queen and Philip.”
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