Prince Philip turned off EastEnders after he couldn’t understand ‘a bloody word’

Prince Philip is apparently not a fan of EastEnders, despite The Queen reportedly loving the soap.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, is said to have turned the classic soap off after just one episode of the programme which rakes in millions of viewers each night.

It's said that Prince Philip, who is gearing up to celebrate his 100th birthday next year, confided in actor Tony Caunter when he and the Queen were given a tour of the iconic set, based in Elstree, Herts.

The Sun reports that the Duke is believed to have confessed: "Saw it once. Everybody was shouting at each other."

Prince Philip went on to say: "I couldn't understand a bloody word!"

During his tour of Albert Square in 2001, Philip is believed to have asked Adam Woodyatt who plays the local businessman Ian Beale: "Are you an actor or an operator?"

While being shown around Walford, The Queen was seen standing behind the bar of the Queen Vic pub, alongside former landlady, Peggy Mitchell, played by the late Barbara Windsor.

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Speaking to Barbara, the Queen is believed to have asked whether the show was going to be broadcast that night.

"That completely threw me because it's Wednesday and we're not on so I said it's Coronation Street tonight," Barbara later revealed.

Next year, Prince Philip will celebrate a milestone birthday that no male member of the Mountbatten-Windsor family has reached.

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However, he is believed to be a "reluctant celebrant" and "wants nothing to do" with planning the festivities to mark the landmark occasion.

"Let's just say we have a rather reluctant celebrant. You can't do something if someone doesn't want something doing a source told The Telegraph.

"The one person you can guarantee will not want anything to do with it, is the Duke."

Sources claim that a decision will be made next year as to whether he celebrates with a close family gathering or a public celebration.

It's said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will return to the UK in order to celebrate, should the current coronavirus restrictions be lifted.

Philip had previously stated that he "couldn't imagine anything worse" than living to 100, while the country was celebrating Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother's centenarian birthday.

In keeping with tradition, he will receive a signed telegram from the Queen – the same as fellow British subjects turning 100.

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