Camilla says she voted for Rose on Strictly during EastEnders set visit

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The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed she voted for Strictly Come Dancing champion Rose Ayling-Ellis during a visit to the EastEnders set.

Ayling-Ellis, who plays Frankie Lewis in the BBC One soap, won dance show Strictly last year.

The actress, who is deaf, said she was "mind-blown" at Camilla's support.

Camilla and the Prince of Wales also met stars including Danny Dyer, Letitia Dean, and Steve McFadden during their tour of the set in Elstree, Herts.

The tour took place after filming wrapped on an hour-long special for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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The Duchess of Cornwall with Maddy Hill, Danny Dyer and Rose Ayling-Ellis

Ayling-Ellis said after the meet-and greet that Camilla also revealed her grandchildren watched Strictly.

"It is amazing, so lovely," the actress said.

"I mean come on, it's the Royal Family voting for me, sometimes you forget how many people watch the show, I am mind-blown."

Kellie Bright - Dyer's onscreen wife Linda Carter - said: "It was just a really special moment. I mean everybody has gone through a pandemic the last few years, it is just a nice thing to be able to do something like this again."

Phil Mitchell actor McFadden presented Charles with a street sign of Albert Square covered in cast signatures.

"On behalf of the cast, we hope it hangs on the mantelpiece," McFadden said.

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The Prince of Wales is presented with an Albert Square street sign from Steve McFadden and Letitia Dean

During a group photograph, the Prince of Wales took off his jacket and gave it to Dean, who plays Sharon Watts in the soap.

The moment came after Dean said: "You've got your coat on, very wise."

This prompted Charles to take his jacket off and place it around her shoulders.

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Charles met Kellie Bright, Steve McFadden and Letitia Dean
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The royal couple met cast and crew at the Elstree set

Charles was met with a round of applause after giving his jacket to Dean.

Dean later told Charles: "Thanks for lending me your coat, it smelt rather lovely."

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The Prince of Wales with Rudolph Walker and Letitia Dean

Gillian Taylforth, who plays Kathy Beale, said: "It's just so exciting, we were all standing around the corner and we were all having fun, laughing and joking and when they said they're on their way suddenly I said: 'My stomach is going right jelly wobbles.'

"What a wonderful thing, what a lovely, lovely couple."

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Camilla with Ben Champniss, who plays market stall owner Shrimpy

The royal couple were shown around the new set of EastEnders, which was originally due to be finished in 2018.

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Camilla with Steve McFadden

After meeting with Charles, Natalie Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler, said he was "so personable and lovely".

"They were very interested in all aspects and I think that is what's amazing about them, they make every conversation seem fresh," she added.

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Charles with Natalie Cassidy and Scott Maslen
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Charles with Jamie Borthwick, who plays Jay Brown

It is not the first time a member of the royal family has visited the EastEnders set.

The Queen met Dame Barbara Windsor, who played Peggy Mitchell in 2001.

The monarch stepped behind the Queen Vic, walked around Albert Square and through the EastEnders street market, meeting stars of the show.