'EastEnders' to air special Jubilee theme tune at end of Charles and Camilla episode

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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EastEnders is set to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a special new version of the soap's iconic theme tune, set to air at the end of an episode featuring cameos from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

The Jubilee-themed tune has been written by original theme tune composer Simon May and is due to play out the much-anticipated episode on Thursday which will see an extra special visit to Walford by the royals.

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It was recently announced that Prince Charles and Camilla will star in a scene where the Albert Square residents are holding a Jubilee street party and Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) will introduce his VIP guests to stunned partygoers.

Camilla cuts a celebration cake on the EastEnders visit. (BBC)
Camilla cuts a celebration cake on the EastEnders visit. (BBC)

The Duke and Duchess secretly filmed their cameo at the end of March on an official visit to the BBC One soap's new set, where they revealed to EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis that they had voted for her in last year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Executive producer Chris Clenshaw said: "To have Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall not only visit us all in Walford, but to also appear in an episode, we felt it was only right that we marked this extremely momentous episode with a fitting tribute and what better way than to wish Their Royal Highnesses on their way from Albert Square than with a special Jubilee version of our iconic theme tune, remastered by the very talented Simon May."

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall with Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer at EastEnders
The EastEnders street party gets some VIP guests. (BBC)

The Jubilee theme tune is due to air in the end credits on Thursday's episode and newly-released photos from the royal scenes show Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) presenting a celebration cake that is cut by Camilla.

It won't be the first time that a special version of the soap's theme tune has been recorded - fans will also remember Julia's Theme, named after one of the show's creators Julia Smith, and Peggy's Theme in memory of the late Dame Barbara Windsor who played Peggy Mitchell, both of which are used for notable episodes and occasions.

The royal visit to EastEnders will air on Thursday 2 June at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Watch: Charles and Camilla to star in EastEnders special Jubilee episode

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