The Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 100 next year, said he watched the BBC show once. According to , he spoke to Tony Caunter, who played Roy Evans from 1994 to 2003, about this.
The exchange happened during a visit to the filming site, Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, in 2001. The Queen also attended.
He told Mr Caunter of his level of engagement with Eastenders, revealing: “Saw it once.
“Everybody was shouting at each other.
“I couldn’t understand a bloody word!”
The conversation was revealed in Shaun Williamson’s autobiography, A Matter Of Facts. Mr Williamson played Barry Evans, the car dealer who fell to his death from a cliff in 2004.
Prince Philip’s straightforward honesty is further highlighted by his outlook on turning 100, a milestone no male British royal has ever reached.
He has been described as a “reluctant celebrant” who once famously remarked that he had “no desire whatsoever” to reach 100.
Aged 80, ahead of celebrations for The Queen Mother’s 100th, he quipped: “I can’t imagine anything worse.
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Philip was 96 when he retired. The Queen turns 95 in April and this has led to speculation that she, too, could retire.
However, Buckingham Palace has said the Queen has no intention of stepping down.
British citizens also receive a congratulatory message from Her Majesty on their 105th birthday and every year after.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was 101 when she died in March 2002.
The Duke of Edinburgh is the third oldest royal in British history.
Ahead of The Queen Mother is Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester who lived to 102.
She was born on Christmas Day 1901 and died on October 29, 2004.
Prince Charles, heir to the throne, appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday morning.
He was interviewed during a festive special by guest editor and legendary author Margaret Atwood.