EastEnders Mick Carter introduces Charles and Camilla to Walford residents in Jubilee special

EastEnders' pub landlord Mick Carter welcomed Princes Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla to Albert Square in a special episode in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Charles and Camilla are seen surprising the residents of Walford after Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) decides to throw a street party for the Square in celebration of the monarch’s 70 year reign – in scenes set to air on Thursday 2 June.

In scenes on the BBC soap, Walford's royal fans are left in disbelief when the Prince of Wales and future Queen Consort pull up in a car outside The Queen Vic pub, greeted by Mick and and huge royal fan Linda Carter (Kellie Bright).

Danny then greets the couple as he says: “Welcome to Walford.”

In the episode, Charles is introduced to Walford resident Martin Fowler (James Bye). Martin explains the history of his market stall dating back generations in his family who have lived on the Square.

Charles tells Martin: “That’s the wonderful thing about London, all the different markets and stalls where people inherit them over the generations.”

The Prince of Wales the turns to Mick's daughter Frankie Lewis (Rose Ayling-Ellis). He says: “You lip-read very well”. Charles is full of compliments as he tells Jack Branning (Scott Maslen): “I don’t know how you keep this lot in order.”

Camilla is seen shaking hands with popular extra and market stall holder Shrimpy (Ben Champniss) while a “speechless” Harvey Monroe (Ross Boatman) watches on in awe.

She is then introduced to “legend of the square” Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) and points out the “nice little bottle” of rum from Trinidad that Patrick is holding.

In unison, they say: “A drop a day keeps the doctor away,” causing the residents to laugh along with them.

Patrick then asks the duchess if he can interest her in a tot of rum before she leaves, to which Camilla agrees, as the cast cheer in the background.

Patrick later offers to pour a dribble of his liquor into Charles’ cup of tea, to which he replies: “I thought you’d never ask.”

The royal couple also meet the soap’s iconic characters Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) and Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy), who's fake dad Rocky had made it a personal mission to get Camilla to the Square as an olive branch to Sonia.

At the end of the episode, Mick shares a toast to Her Majesty the Queen and “to all the people up and down the country doing exactly the same thing as us, celebrating”.

Charles and Camilla filmed the scenes in March when they visited the new Elstree set and met the cast and crew of the long-running BBC soap.

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In 2001, the Queen visited soap queen Dame Barbara Windsor, who played Peggy Mitchell, on the EastEnders set.

The royal visitor stepped behind the bar at the Queen Vic, strolled around Albert Square and through the EastEnders street market, meeting stars of the show.

The special Jubilee episode featuring Charles and Camilla is due to air on Thursday 2 June.

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