Charles & Camilla visit Doctor Who

2013-07-04_0135The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have paid a visit to the Doctor Who set as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

They met Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in the first Royal visit to Roath Lock studios since they officially opened in March 2012.

Touring the Doctor Who production office, their Royal Highnesses saw displays from the show’s costume designer, locations manager, graphics artist, set decorator and production designer.

After being given a rundown on how to fly the famous TARDIS, the Prince and The Duchess were introduced to the most famous of Doctor Who monsters, the Daleks, before production secrets were revealed with a green-screen display, demonstrated by SFX.

Matt Smith, says: “It was great to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to set today. 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.”

2013-07-04_0135_001Meanwhile, Jenna Coleman who plays Clara, adds: “Meeting The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today was such an honour. 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.”

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