Two royal family members are becoming soap stars to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

royal EastEnders - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, although the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are set to make a cameo appearance in an episode of EastEnders to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

As part of her 70th year on the throne, the Queen has given everyone in the UK an extra bank holiday (opens in new tab). While the festivities are in full swing, the royal family has another surprise in store for fans, as Charles and Camilla have shared some exciting news. 

The pair will appear in Eastenders after visiting the set of the long-running BBC drama in March and meeting the actors and staff. 

Viewers who are up to date on the soap will have seen Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer, plan a special Jubilee celebration for the Square, as he teases some very special visitors.

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Partygoers, are in for a big surprise when Mick and Linda Carter welcome Their Royal Highnesses and introduce them to the residents of Walford.

Given their status and willingness to be filmed for the show, Kellie Bright noted, "I did think what amazing sports that they are just willing to do it. I just thought, 'Wow, they've never done anything like this before'.

"They didn't really know what to expect, I mean it must have been nerve-wracking for them and completely out of their norm."

The royal couple are not the first to visit the famous set. The Queen paid a visit to the late Dame Barbara Windsor, who played Peggy Mitchell on the EastEnders cast in 2001.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 28: The Queen Visiting The Set Of The " Eastenders " Television Show During A Broadcasting Theme Day. Meeting Barbara Windsor ( Who Plays Barmaid And Pub Manager Peggy Mitchell ). The Queen Is Behind The Bar In The Old Vic Pub. (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)

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Her Majesty walked past the Queen Vic, into Albert Square, and through the EastEnders street market, where she met cast members.

The special Jubilee edition starring Charles and Camilla will air on Thursday, June 2 at 7.30 p.m.

Executive producer Chris Clenshaw added, "We are truly honoured to have both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall appear in what is set to be one of EastEnders' most special episodes.

"Linda Carter is naturally in her element and giddy with excitement as their Royal Highnesses arrive in Walford, but it wasn't just her, as for all of us at EastEnders it was an extremely special day that will go down in EastEnders' history."

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