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.
Tier 4 announcement: What time is Matt Hancock’s speech today, December 30?
NEW YEAR, NEW TIER
Hancock to put more in Tier 4 today as ‘we have to take further action’
‘TRIUMPH FOR BRITISH SCIENCE’
Oxford vaccine APPROVED with millions to get jab from Monday
‘Major incident’ in Essex and patients treated in tents & ambulances
Lockdown puppy-smuggling trade exposed as dogs torn from mothers & sent to UK
England’s fattest towns revealed - how does YOUR area weigh up?
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.”
The Queen and Prince Philip to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle for first time in 33 years
GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]