Prince Charles gets his Whovian geek on while touring the ‘Dr. Who’ set: so cute?

Here are some new photos of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on the Cariff set of Dr. Who. THEY MET THE DALEKS. They posed with the Daleks!!! I’m sure that the Dr. Who fans (the “Whovians”) will be going crazy right about now. I would love to know if Charles tried to shake a Dalek’s hand. “Nice chap, that Dalek. Quiet bugger.”

As it turns out, Charles has been a Whovian for a long time. The Telegraph has a long article about Charles letting his inner Whovian nerd out of the closet while he and Camilla took a lengthy tour. The producers even let Charles jokingly “voice” one of the Daleks, and Charles got to say “Exterminate!” They also got to step inside the Tardis. Matt Smith was there too, and he told Charles that he should play the new Doctor. And they let Camilla play with all the buttons in the Tardis too.

This year is Dr. Who’s 50th anniversary, and that’s why Charles and Camilla did this photo-op. Plus, you know, Charles is a huge fan and he’s been watching Dr. Who since he was a teenager. The blockbuster 50th anniversary episode will air in November. Matt Smith told The Telegraph that the Prince of Wales could easily play the new Dr. Who and, “he certainly knows his way around the Tardis, so who knows? He would have to audition like anyone else though. He was a pilot so he knows how to fly, and he was very interested in all the technical side of the Tardis. It’s wonderful to know he is a fan of the show – he is the Prince of Wales and we film in Wales so we like to make a virtue of that.”

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Denise says:

    If people were clued into what kind of man Charles really is (and it has nothing to do with Camilla/Diana), putting his name and ‘cute’ in the same sentence wouldn’t be conceivable. Look into it some time, you don’t have to dig all that far.

    • FLORC says:

      I Googled “Prince Charles Skeletons” to find out what he’s hiding and you’re right! the page filled with how he’s a vampire! That would be very damaging if it got out…

      In all seriousness yes he sucks for many reasons. He is very charismatic and witty though. And I won’t hate him for being a fan of Dr. Who.

      • Thinker says:

        I do not find him to be the least bit charismatic.

        He is a control freak. A pampered, spoilt, tantrum-throwing, control freak who muddles into Parliamentary business and manipulates the truth to dupe the public into thinking he’s harmless.

      • FLORC says:

        Sorry to offend. I was referring to his weather man stint and various other on camera moments. He’s pretty awful, but I didn’t think he threw tantrums. Like father like son I guess.

      • Thinker says:

        It’s all good FLORC! You’re entitled to have and express whatever opinion you hold…. However, if Charles had his way, we’d both lose our tongues!!

      • LAK says:

        If there were no lobbyists and spin doctors meddling in Parliamentary business, then I’d object to his doing so. At least the areas we know he meddled in were to our benefit (and his, I know) unlike spin doctors like Alistair Campbell whose meddling resulted in many egregious things like David Kelly and Iraq war.

        Plus, he may throw tantrums, but he is not a bully or mean spirited. And he is very charming unlike his siblings.

      • FLORC says:

        Ah politics!
        It’s always going to be corrupted on some level.
        Once you’re in power it’s likely you’ll either be corrupted or killed. Or turn into an outright blunt, abrasive drunk like WC.

    • Mich says:

      I’m totally not down with calling adults “cute”. Babies are cute, puppies are cute. Charles does nothing to ping my ‘cute’ bells and I get downright upset when I see people infantilizing the Queen with words like “cute” and “adorable”.

    • ray says:

      i was about to write this! nothing about the royal family is ‘cute’

  2. UghInsomnia says:

    Meh to the Royals…YAY to the Daleks!!

    • Carrie says:

      You know, if you’re a Whovian and do the math, Baby Cambridge should be a full-on werewolf. ;)

      “We are not amused!”

  3. FLORC says:

    AAhhhhh!!! I’m such a fan! I’m incredibly jealous of him right now.

    Camilla’s wearing such a pretty blue.

    • booboobird says:

      Camilla looks beautiful in blue. also don’t understand why she usually wears those big baggy looking coats that make her look wide and square. this looks much better.

  4. DanaG says:

    I love Dr Who and he has saved the Royal Family a couple of times. LOL Charles is a lot of things but I’ve never seen him described as “cute”.

  5. Jade says:

    Meh. I don’t know either of them personally. But I like the way they are growing old together, it’s cute.

    • lisa2 says:

      I know it is not a popular position.. but I don’t care.

      I like them together. They seem in love and happy. I love seeing older people together in their love. I wish they could have gotten together sooner.

      Good for them.

    • princesslizabeth says:


      Yes, they make a nice couple, I think. Whatever their faults may be, I think they are truly soul mates, and it is rare to find relationships like that.

  6. soapboxpudding says:

    He’s a Whovian! Yay! I think Charles get’s a bit of a bum rap….give the man credit for growing over the years. He’s very dedicated to conservation work and an overall nerd, not bad considering his upbringing.

  7. ncboudicca says:

    He’s getting older and I’m getting more mellow, must be why I’m digging him and Camilla these days.

    Hey British people – do you think Charles will be “King Charles” or will he take another name as King?

    • FLORC says:

      Not British. I bet he will most certainly choose another name, but will be no better than the other 2. I think there was discussion of him being King George the VII…?

      The monarchy is so shady. It’s only going to get worse with him at the helm. Good Luck Brits!

      • LAK says:

        Based on his record, bar being a terrible husband to Diana, the monarchy will be in good hands with Charles.

        He is the first POW in history to work and be successful at that work to the benefit of Britain. His record speaks for itself.

        It’s William that’s a worry.

        If we could choose which Princ(ess) was to follow Charles, i would choose Anne followed by Harry or Beatrice.

        They all have qualities that William doesn’t possess nor does he want to.

      • FLORC says:

        I have looked up the POW’s accomplishments, but with all the secrecy here and there I could never be sure the good I was reading of surely outweighed the bad.
        Takes a leap of faith.

      • bluhare says:

        I watched the show that was on the other week about Charles and the Highgrove gardens. Now, granted he’s got a ton of money to throw at them, but it was very impressive what he’s done there . . . including the sewage garden. He wants Highgrove to be totally self sustaining, and apparently, it is. And he started it when views on organic farming/gardening are not what they are now. I came away impressed.

      • LAK says:

        FLORC – I must confess that i am biased because i finished my teen years in his dutchy, so i have first hand experience of the work he has put in.

        However, i never believed that he didn’t have any influence and that hasn’t changed. Perhaps because i came from a world of corrupt leaders prior to that, i never took [or take] these people at face value. There is always secrecy, even with the people we elect legitimately. It’s mystifying that people think otherwise. I think people are not curious enough or they believe everything they are told.

        As long as i can remember, there have been reports of Charles meeting all sorts of people of influence and that meeting leading to direct results.

        Sometimes, approaching Charles is more effective than approaching my MP.

        Until Charles becomes monarch, he is a citizen, albight an influential one like many other influential citizens who do what he does. He can lobby parliament, and they can ignore him if they wish because that is their prerogative.

        There is a trend of painting Charles as an out of touch meddling idjit which he is not. And usually the issues he meddles in show a tendecy to big picture, long term benefits which of course embarrasses our parliamentarians because they haven’t considered those things or they refuse to consider them until someone of Charles’s stature lobbies them. And they cover their embarrassment by putting out a negative hit on Charles in the media.

        There are issues that touch the monarchy personally which i think are long overdue for revision, but turkeys have never voted for Christmas, and it will take alot of effort and will from non-establishment figures to overhaul the system.

      • FLORC says:

        I do recall him getting some great press over here during our (continuing) gas crisis. The jist I think was a slight tax increase for public transportation and better milage. Ford Company started creating those more efficient cars there and claimed here they hadn’t the technology. And various organic, fresh produce items as well.
        There’s good being done. Sure. As he is a citizen as you said, but still royal and one day King I just can’t believe he has no ulterior motives to even innocent actions.

        Buuut I should really not criticize your countries law makers and country sustainers since my 2 countries are both in a sorry state. Back to the thread though. I do love your british TV!
        I’ve got a neighbor i almost privately call Hyacinth Bucket. Nobody knows the reference so i’m safe.

    • Emily C. says:

      Considering how long-lived the women in his family are, I think it’s possible he’ll never be king, that it will pass directly from Elizabeth to William.

      • Shoe_Lover says:

        That wont happen unless Prince Charles abdicates the throne. There are succession laws which dictate the way these things play out

        Also not to be too nit picky but she isn’t to be addressed as Elizabeth, she is the Queen and therefore should be addressed as such.

      • LAK says:

        Shoe_Lover – i think Emily C. meant that HM will outlive Charles thus handing the throne to the next in line after Charles, which is William.

  8. Moonchile says:

    Charles pulls a face in the first photo, as if he is scared. :D :D He is cute, they both are, and I really love both of them. It’s so nice to see them together.

    • RobN says:

      From the article, referencing the dog:

      “The ten-year-old now rounds up poultry instead of sheep, and grabs any errant birds by the neck without digging in her teeth.”

      The dog did not kill anything. The dog seems pretty awesome, actually, and there was certainly no reason why Charles shouldn’t have enjoyed the demonstration. I would have.

  9. Marysia says:

    So, no comment from him about the fact that according to Dr Who the whole british royal family are werewolves? :(

  10. Anna says:

    This is cute. And I love how happy Charles and Cam seem together.

    If I were a royal, I’d totally work my way onto a Harry Potter set…and never leave.

  11. Cali Diva says:

    Does anyone know the brand of shoes that Camilla is wearing, I like those shoes. I think I saw Michelle Obama wearing the same shoes as well.

  12. Reece says:

    Entirely distracted by 11 in a suit! :D

  13. Emma13 says:

    Hooray for whovian posts!

  14. Lila says:

    I certainly don’t think much of him in the personality department. But I can’t fault the man for being a Whovian:)

  15. Enn says:

    Total Whovian nitpick, but it’s DOCTOR Who. Not abbreviated. #biggeek

  16. Nonny says:

    Matt Smith is my FAVORITE.

  17. AustinMJ says:

    was that Dalek demanding obedience from Charles? HAHA!

  18. TheWendyNerd says:

    AWESOME. Okay, I officially love Charles and Camilla way more than Will & Kate.

  19. bluhare says:

    My sister used to have nightmares about the Daleks. I would tell her, they aren’t scary! That’s a toilet plunger on the end of his arm!

    • LAK says:

      i could never get over what rubbish villains they were when they couldn’t do stairs. #pippatips: to get away from Daleks, find some stairs!

      • Shoe_Lover says:

        ahhh but now, in the new series, the Daleks can levitate. personally I feel that they have been overused by the new series and are no longer scary. Its like, oh the Daleks again…boring!!

      • Lady D says:

        For years, the Daleks have been my least favourite part of Doctor Who. Their voices drove me up the wall. Now they’re like seeing an old friend.

  20. Sarah says:

    I see Camilla’s caught the nude pump virus from Kate.

    • LAK says:

      Camilla almost always wears nuddish pumps. the particular pair in the photo seem to be her favourite. She’s worn them for years.

  21. Liberty says:

    LEFT TO RIGHT: Pippa, Camilla, Chuck, Mrs. Middleton

  22. Jennifer says:

    Oh i just noticed Camilla is wearing her leek brooch and they are in Wales ……………….. nice touch lol

  23. Jessica says:

    It is not Dr. Who, it is Doctor Who. Never abbreviate the ‘doctor’ part! And the TARDIS is in all caps because it’s a word made out of abbreviations (like NASA), it stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space, therefore TARDIS not Tardis.

  24. Baskingshark says:

    Never have I wished more that Daleks were real and could actually exterminate. Mind you, Camilla is more terrifying than anything Dr. Who has ever faced, so she could probably see them off.