Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall will today visit the set of the iconic BBC family entertainment sci-fi show, Doctor Who as part of the shows landmark 50th anniversary celebrations.
The royal couple, who are due to become grandparents in two weeks when Charles’ son Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have their first child, will visit the famous set in Cardiff, and may even get to confront one of the Doctor’s most notorious enemies, the Daleks!
This will be the first royal visit to the set since it moved to the Roath Lock studios last year, and to help mark the occasion the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be welcomed by show stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Also on hand to greet the couple will be showrunner Steven Moffatt along with a selection of production crew.
The Prince and Duchess will be given a tour of the studios which will include a stop at the show’s production office where they will get to meet the costume designers, storyboard artist, locations manager, graphics artist, set decorator and production designer along with examples of all their hard work.
Of course no tour of the set would be complete without a trip onto the famous TARDIS, which the Royal couple will be treated to, as well as being introduced to a few of the show’s most notorious baddies including a Weeping Angel, a Cyberman, an Ood and of course a Dalek with the voice artist that bought them to life, Nicholas Briggs, on hand to make it seem that much more real.
The Prince and the Duchess will also be shown a demonstration of green-screen special effects by SFX and some of the Skillset apprentices training on the show, and other productions made at the studio.
Doctor Who will return to BBC One for its 50th anniversary special on Saturday, November 23.