Prince Charles pays a royal visit to 'Doctor Who' set

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

DocWhoRoyalsBritish royalty met British television royalty when their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, visited the set of "Doctor Who" and were photographed in the TARDIS (I so hope they said, "It's bigger on the inside!")


As part of the sci-fi show's 50th-anniversary year, the royal couple arrived at the Roath Lock studios in Cardiff Bay and met the Doctor, Matt Smith, and his companion Clara, Jenna Coleman,and showrunner Steven Moffat.


“It was great to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to set today," said Smith, via BBC America. "Showing them how to fly the TARDIS was a real treat and something I never thought I would be doing when I first took on the role. The Prince of Wales said he remembers watching the show when he was 15 and seemed very knowledgeable on the Who history, so it’s nice to think they are watching.”


"The Prince was particularly interested in the mechanics of how the TARDIS works and the storyline for the upcoming 50th anniversary special, but I didn’t give too many secrets away," said Coleman.


This was the first Royal visit to BBC Cymru Wales Roath Lock studios, since they officially opened in March 2012. The "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary special premieres on BBC AMERICA on Nov. 23.

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