We’re delighted to confirm that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be paying a visit to the TARDIS in the first week of July.
Every year Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit projects across Wales during what is known as ‘Wales Week’. These visits help to promote the region, its charities and its products and give Their Royal Highnesses a chance to meet local people and see first-hand the work they’re involved with.
A highlight of ‘Wales Week’ this year will be a visit by Their Royal Highnesses to the home of Doctor Who - BBC Cymru Wales’ Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff - to mark the programme’s 50th anniversary. The show makes extensive use of locations across Wales but all studio filming is done at Roath Lock and the TARDIS interior has been housed there since the Christmas special, The Snowmen. During this visit the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will meet Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara) as well as some of the Time Lord’s most famous adversaries.
A Clarence House spokesman said: ‘The Prince and The Duchess always enjoy their annual visit to Wales and this year they are looking forward to a varied programme of engagements including everything from Dylan Thomas’s Boat House to Doctor Who’s TARDIS! Their Royal Highnesses are also keen to highlight the vital work being done across Wales by some of the charities they are involved with.’
It will be the second royal encounter for Doctor Who this year after Jenna Coleman was presented to Her Majesty The Queen when a major new extension of the BBC’s Broadcasting House was officially opened earlier this month.
We’ll bring you more on the royal visit very soon!
Check back later for more information and hopefully pictures!