Winner of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Rose Ayling-Ellis was left gushing as the Duchess of Cornwall revealed the Queen’s TV habits earlier this week. On Thursday (March 31), the Prince of Wales and Camilla visited the set of iconic BBC soap, EastEnders.

The Folkestone and Hythe-born actress was joined alongside her on-screen co-stars, including Danny Dyer and Steve McFadden. Rose, 27, chatted with Camilla on the iconic set as it was revealed that the Queen, 95, is a big fan of Strictly, OK! reports.

Meeting Rose for the first time, the Duchess referred to her as, “Ah Rose, the Strictly star.” The 74-year-old continued to address other stars and even revealed that she was a true fan herself as she said: “We were all voting for Rose.”

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She continued: “I don’t know how you did all this and the dancing.” Danny jumped in cheekily saying: “Well they gave her three months off this to be fair!” Which was met with a laugh from the duchess and cast.

Rose added: “It allowed me to really focus on the dancing which was great.” Rose then asked Camilla: “Does the Queen watch Strictly Come Dancing?”



Rose was chuffed to hear that the Queen was a fan

To which Camilla replied: “I think she does.” Rose, clearly chuffed with the news, replied: “Oh fab!”

With Camilla adding: “I’m sure she watched you.” Rose took to her Instagram following the meeting and shared videos of the EastEnders set done out for the jubilee celebrations.



Camilla even revealed that she personally voted for the Strictly star
Camilla even revealed that she personally voted for the Strictly star

She wrote: “They were so lovely! It was a privilege to give flowers to Camilla. ” The Duchess also enjoyed a conversation with long-running cast member Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Beale) as they reminisced about her starring in the show since the very first episode.

Charles and Camilla’s visit began as they were introduced to some of the biggest stars in soapland who were shooting the special scenes. Their Royal Highnesses also mingled with the likes Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell), Kellie Bright (Linda Carter), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler), Rudolph Walker (Patrick Trueman), Perry Fenwick (Billy Mitchell) and Tameka Empson (Kim Fox).



Rose gave the Duchess of Cornwall a bouquet of flowers
Rose gave the Duchess of Cornwall a bouquet of flowers

And it sounds like Charles and Camilla are very much fans of the show, with Charles chatting away with Perry and his former on-screen wife Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell) about how they are no longer together. To mark the end of their historic visit, the Royals were then gifted a signed Albert Square sign, as they were bid goodbye by the cast by a giant cheer.

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