The Queen is a huge Doctor Who fan, takes the boxset to Balmoral and even has a favourite time lord


IF we had to guess The Queen’s favourite television show, some high-brow drama like Downton Abbey is the first thing that springs to mind.

And although Her Majesty is said to enjoy the popular period drama, The Queen is actually a secret fan of Doctor Who – and even has a favourite time lord.

The Queen is a big Doctor Who fan, a Buckingham Palace source claimed

According to the Mirror, The Queen loved the show when it started airing again in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston playing the ninth incarnation of the Doctor.

A Buckingham Palace source said: “The Queen loves the programme and has requested a full set of DVDs.

“She has asked the BBC to send her copies so she can watch the series again during her stay at Balmoral.”

Although Christopher Eccleston was allegedly her favourite time lord, Her Majesty has been closing following the fantasy series since it began in 1963 with William Hartnell in the title role.

The Queen was reportedly ‘hugely disappointed’ when Christopher Eccleston quit the show after one series in 2005

What’s more, The Queen was reportedly “hugely disappointed” when Christopher Eccleston quit after one series of the show and was then replaced by David Tennant.

When she’s not watching re-runs of Doctor Who, Her Majesty is also said to be an Eastenders fan – and has even been known to delay her dinner so she can finish an episode.

Back in 2011, The Queen revealed she loved watching The X Factor when finalist Mary Bryne after the aspiring singer performed U2’s All I Want is You, Irish Central reported.

Mary chatted with the monarch backstage and claims she told her: “You are the lady off The X Factor. Your song was fabulous.”

Last year, Prince William revealed Kate Middleton and her mum Carole are huge Strictly Come Dancing fans.

The Duke of Cambridge, 37, told Claudia Winkleman and Shirley Ballas at an event that he has even joined the pair to tune into the hit BBC show “a couple of times”.

In more Royal Family news, The Queen’s Buckingham Palace desk is always ‘cluttered & untidy’ but staff are ‘banned from moving anything’.

And Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘wished Prince Philip happy birthday in private Zoom call’ after shunning public Instagram post.

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