The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall explored the show’s set, made their way into the TARDIS and, met several villains along the way, including the Cybermen and the Daleks. The royals visit was in conjunction with the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, slated for 23 November of this year. The royals crossed paths with Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and showrunner, Steven Moffat with Prince Charles even skillfully wielding the sonic screwdriver.
While the Tardis controls didn’t prove too troublesome for the qualified helicopter pilot and self-professed longtime fan (since he was 15) of the longest running science fiction series on television, Prince Charles even had a little fun on the set of the show, using a voice modulator to impersonate a Dalek, voted the scariest villian of The Doctor in a 2005 poll.
“Meeting The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today was such an honor” Coleman said in a statement. “The Prince was particularly interested in the mechanics of how the TARDIS works and the storyline for the upcoming 50th anniversary special, but I didn’t give too many secrets away.”
Good to know that while royalty does have its privileges, even they can get any information about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.