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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall meet Doctor Who actor Matt Smith


Prince Charles and Camilla meet Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. Photo: Gordon Rayner

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met Doctor Who actor Matt Smith on Wednesday afternoon as they visited BBC Wales’ Roath Lock studios in Cardiff.

The royal pair were visiting the famous studios as part of their third day on their annual summer tour of Wales.

Matt Smith, who recently announced he would be leaving Doctor Who, seemed pleased to meet the future King and his wife, Camilla, greeting them with “Your Highnesses, Welcome”. Charles and Camilla also met Matt’s co-star Jenna Coleman, along with other members of the crew.

Prince Charles got a chance to take over a Daleks’ voice speaking into the microphone and saying the famous words “Exterminate!”

The grandfather-to-be impressed actor and sound technician Nicholas Briggs with his attempt at the Daleks’ most famous catchphrase.

“He really stepped up to the plate,” Nicholas said. “Apart from a couple of giggles at the end, he did really good.”

Camilla, who was dressed in a lovely blue jacket, with matching skirt, laughed as her husband took on the role.

Steven Moffat, producer of the BBC hit show, told reporters he would be willing to give the Prince of Wales a guest role. “I haven’t thought about how I could weave a meeting between the Doctor and the royal family,” Steven said. “But if Prince Charles wants a part, I’m sure we could arrange something.”

During their annual trip to Wales, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall reside at their holiday home in Llwynywemod, near Llandovery.

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