Prince Charles and Camilla expressed their sorrow following news of the death of Eastender legend Dame Barbara by sharing a poignant message on their social media account. The royals’ Twitter account, Clarence House, published three pictures of the actress alongside a personal message.
It read: “Dame Barbara Windsor – a great British actor and tireless charity campaigner who will be deeply missed.”
The first snap published by the royals’ Twitter account shows the smiling actress holding her royal honour.
In the second photograph, the Queen Vic landlady is pictured speaking and smiling to the Prince of Wales.
In the third snap, Dame Barbara sits next to a delighted-looking Duchess of Cornwall.
The senior royals crossed path with the late actress during several charity events and official engagements.
In 2007, Prince Charles and Dame Barbara were pictured speaking and laughing together during a charity event for Age Concern.
After speaking to the heir to the throne, the actress confessed to the press her crush for the royal.
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She said: “He’s so attractive. He’s got lots of sex appeal and a great sense of humour.”
After meeting the Duchess of Cornwall several times, Dame Barbara also shared kind words for Camilla.
She said: “I think she’s a wonderful bird.
“She’s funny, she’s good. She makes me laugh.”
In 2013, Camilla and the actress attended together the annual ICAP Charity Day in London.
In one of the snaps taken during the event, Dame Barbara appears to be in stitches as Camilla holds two phones and pretends to speak on multiple lines at the same time.
Prince Charles and Camilla’s tribute came after celebrities, former colleagues of the actress and the Prime Minister also voiced their grief at the sad news of Dame Barbara’s passing.
Boris Johnson, who in 2009 briefly appeared in one episode of Eastenders where he is seen speaking to the Queen Vic landlady, said: “So sad about Barbara Windsor, so much more than a great pub landlady and Carry On star.”
More recently, Mr Johnson was visited by Dame Barbara at Downing Street.
During the meeting, carried out alongside her husband, the actress spoke about her concerns over dementia care and presented an open letter on dementia care reforms.
Actor Steve McFadden, who plays Dame Barbara’s on-screen son Phil Mitchell, also paid tribute to the actress saying: “I truly loved Barbara and, like everyone, I am going to miss her terribly.
“When anyone ever asked what she was like, I would always say she was everything you would hope she would be, and more.”
Dame Barbara, best known for in Eastenders and the Carry On films, died aged 83 at a London care home on Thursday evening.
Her grieving husband, Scott Mitchell, said the beloved actress died peacefully from Alzheimer’s.
He said she would be remembered for the “love, fun, friendship and brightness she brought to all our lives”.