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Royals meet Doctor Who and Daleks – Video

Royals meet Doctor Who and Daleks at BBC studios tour

From BBC News

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are meeting Daleks and some of the cast of Doctor Who on a visit to the set in Cardiff.

The royal couple are visiting BBC Wales’ Roath Lock studios on day three of their annual summer tour of Wales.

They have come face-to-face with two of the Doctor’s most famous adversaries.

On Monday the couple visited the last home of poet Dylan Thomas in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, and on Tuesday held a series of engagements in north Wales.

On Wednesday morning, they were greeted by BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies in Cardiff Bay – where Doctor Who is recorded – and then posed for pictures with two gold-coloured daleks.


They are due to meet Matt Smith, who currently plays the Doctor but is stepping down, and Jenna Coleman, who plays his companion, as well as series head writer Steven Moffat.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Rhug Chapel, Corwen, Denbighshire The chapel at Rhug, Corwen, was the first stop for the royal couple in north Wales on Tuesday


The tour includes the set of the tardis, the Doctor’s time travelling ship, as well as a display of some of the show’s monsters, including a weeping angel and a cyberman.

Nicholas Briggs, who voices the daleks, will demonstrate some of their famous catchphrases, while production staff will show how a green screen set is used to generate some of the programme’s special effects.

Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

In addition to Doctor Who, Roath Lock is also home to BBC programmes including Casualty, the Welsh-language drama Pobol y Cwm and children’s drama Wizards vs Aliens.

Later Prince Charles will visit the new headquarters of his charity, Prince’s Trust Cymru where he will meet volunteers, staff and young people.

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit a shop in Porthcawl for the homeless charity Emmaus, of which she is patron.

On a visit to Treharris near Merthyr Tydfil, Prince Charles will go to the Farmers’ Co-operative Shop, and meet staff and local farmers




    August 2nd, 2013 - 12:34am

    prince edward actually wanted to appear in the 1988 dr who serial’silver nemesis’,which was originally going to be filmed at windsor castle,but instead arundel castle was used-close to where i used to live!

  • Anonymous

    July 13th, 2013 - 10:02am

    the doctor is bross wany A.K.A BATMAN!

  • Anonymous

    July 12th, 2013 - 10:20pm

    you can’t see them in the episodes cause smoke is and steam is usually rising from them

  • Sam (UDWF1)

    July 6th, 2013 - 10:41am

    The Drone Dalek was there sitting in the foyer. He’s been there since the place opened, I think

  • the astronaut of death

    July 5th, 2013 - 6:27pm

    oh they are so lucky going in the tardis

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 5th, 2013 - 3:44pm

    As my little bit of royal themed banter got a bigger response than I expected let me just say that I like the Time War Daleks but I also liked the original ones from the Patrick Troughton to Sylvester McCoy eras as well. And I also like the Paradigm ones and while the design may have had some amount of controversy it is still quintessentially Dalek.

    I think they should stuck to their guns on keeping only the Paradigm design for the Daleks that weren’t in the asylum as in the “City Of The Daleks” game and they would have gone down better if we had seen them more in action; particularly as it has been suggested the design concept includes at the back the possibility of hidden equipment and weaponry.

    Sometimes you have to move on with design concepts just as with cars, planes and the design of fictional Kaled mutation transporter units or fictional spacecraft like the USS Enterprise. I also like the original Star Trek USS Enterprise but compared to the Galaxy Class Enterprise D and Sovereign Class Enterprise E it still now looks aesthetically IMO more like an old banger.

  • Dalek sec

    July 5th, 2013 - 10:56am

    They also look better in that picture.

  • Dalek sec

    July 5th, 2013 - 10:54am

    Reptilans perhaps?

  • paul c

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:23pm

    why not he’s had some wacky spaced out ideas in the past! not sure camilla would make a good companion though! :))

  • paul c

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:22pm

    2 alien life forms posing as charles & camilla invade the tardis!


    July 4th, 2013 - 8:26am

    Anyone else notice the floor around the Tardis Console seems to have developed spaces with about 50 holes in each one ?.

    Pause the video once it starts playing and look at the floor and you’ll see what I mean.

    That floor was not like that during this years episodes.

  • Ian

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:07am

    Oh will we get figures of them in the new scale? ;o)

  • Ian

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:06am

    Nice to see the Bronze Daleks out and about, the ol Paradigms just stood they lifeless hehe.

  • Ian

    July 4th, 2013 - 8:05am

    Me too, but we are not the privileged Royals! Good to see Matt not fawning over them. I wonder will they write in why his hair is shorter or give him a wig?

  • dalek 105

    July 4th, 2013 - 6:55am

    i like this video

  • Sebatron

    July 4th, 2013 - 12:44am

    Amazing! They must have enjoyed themselves!

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    July 3rd, 2013 - 7:02pm

    Maybe it’s because the Time War design is more popular than their Paradigm commanders.

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    July 3rd, 2013 - 7:01pm

    The Prince and Duchess seemed to have lots of fun! I wish I could visit BBC studios, and meet Matt Smith, Nicholas Briggs, and the Daleks… 😀

  • Dalek Smith

    July 3rd, 2013 - 5:58pm

    Matt’s hair is slowly growing back I still think he’ll be wearing a wig for his last episode-the christmas special

  • Tardis’nt

    July 3rd, 2013 - 4:47pm

    The paradigm was there, you can see the gun and the shoulder f a strategist!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 3rd, 2013 - 4:29pm

    But their the common Time War Daleks they’ve introduced to them and not the more Royal like pure DNA Paradigm ones.Total disintegration! Obliterate the unclean!

  • Sam (UDWF1)

    July 3rd, 2013 - 2:13pm

    I went there. They didn’t let my pull the lever. They let Camilla pull it 🙁

  • T4RD1S

    July 3rd, 2013 - 1:34pm


  • Sam (UDWF1)

    July 3rd, 2013 - 12:33pm

    Prince Charles for 12th Doctor 😛

  • James Mullan

    July 3rd, 2013 - 12:27pm

    This is a great photo of the Royals inbetween two Daleks.

    I the Daleks are making a plan with Prince Charles to form a government when he becomes King,lol.

    Kind Regards,
    James Mullan

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