Regular viewers might find it hard to believe their eyes when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall make an appearance on EastEnders early next month.
Charles and Camilla were in Albert Square in March when they visited the new Elstree set, meeting the cast and crew.
But now it has emerged that they also performed for the soap cameras.
While it hasn’t been revealed exactly what the royal couple will be up to (shooting pints in the ‘Vic?), they were having amazing sports, said actress Kellie Bright, who plays Linda Carter.
Viewers have already seen Mick Carter – Danny Dyer – announce that he’s throwing a birthday party for the place.
Later, he teases that some very special guests are coming.
But locals will be shocked when they realize the heir to the throne and the Duchess have decided to join them – and, perhaps, feast on jellied eels.
Mick and Linda Carter welcome Charles and Camilla to the party and introduce them to the residents of Walford.
“I thought what an amazing sport they are just willing to do,” Bright said.
“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 it was “one of the most special episodes of EastEnders” and the cast and crew were “truly honored to see both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall”.
He added: “Linda Carter is naturally in her element and giddy with excitement as their Royal Highnesses arrive at 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.”
The episode airs June 2.
The Queen visited the set in 2001, meeting Dame Barbara Windsor, who played Peggy Mitchell.