EastEnders fans praised the BBC soap last night after the most famous newborn on the planet got a special mention.
On Thursday (May 9), royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was talked about in a scene, hurriedly included to mark the special birth.
To coincide with Louise Mitchell’s pregnancy plot, Honey was seen talking about The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new baby, which was born on Monday (May 6).
Speaking from behind The Minute Mart counter, she said: “That is such great news about the baby, and the name is perfect, so natural and formal. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.”
Louise, listening and worried about her own baby news, then walked off and Tiffany Butcher appeared at the counter.
The teen said: “I don’t get the big deal. Woman has baby. Hold the front page.”
The soap also referred to Brexit, and Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur’s progress to the Champions League final this week.
Honey said: “Better than Brexit.”
Tiff replied: “They weren’t going to call him Brexit.”
Ignoring her quip, Honey continued: “Or people talking about Liverpool or Tottenham battling it out to be the league of champions.”
Undeterred by Tiff’s lack of interest, Honey went on: “This is a royal baby. He is… something in line to the throne. This little Archie could soon one day be our king.”
Tiff replied: “King Archie, it does actually have a ring to it.”
Without Honey realising, Tiff left the shop and Louise returned to the counter.
A waffling Honey then stopped herself from gushing over the royal baby and said: “Sorry, I just can’t help it. I just love babies. Don’t you?”
But a horrified Louise, who just minutes earlier had found out she was pregnant with lover Keanu Taylor’s baby, couldn’t respond.
It’s not the first time EastEnders have added a last-minute scene to recognise current events.
In July, Mel Owen blamed England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia on there being “too many Tottenham players” in the side.
And just days before the game, Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter predicted England would win, describing Croatia’s superstar midfielder Luka Modric as a “mug”.
Soap fans loved the nod to current events, with one saying: “I love how #EastEnders sneaks in current affairs now and again. Royal baby and Champions League final update overnight. Gwarn.”
Omg! #EastEnders are very up to date …..Showing and talking about The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby and calling him by his name #ArchieHarrison and then #Tottenham and #Liverpool matches! When was this film? Wholly smoke 💨!
— JayStuartWiltshire (@JayStuartWilt) May 9, 2019
— Ryan Love △⃒⃘ (@RyanJL) May 9, 2019
I love it when #EastEnders wang in an extra scene full of news…Honey feeling the need to bang on about baby Archie and the footie nine to the dozen! 😂
— Jess (@Jesseleanor) May 9, 2019
— Pádraig McCann (@Padraig_McCann) May 9, 2019
They added a last minute scene into Eastenders for Archie! I love it when they do this 😌 In the past they’ve added scenes for WKs wedding, QMs funeral & George’s birth
— RKD (@RoyalKateDebate) May 9, 2019
Another said: “Omg! #EastEnders are very up to date. Showing and talking about The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby and calling him by his name
#ArchieHarrison and then #Tottenham and #Liverpool matches!”
A third said of the scenes, which were recorded at the last minute on the actual day of transmission: “Well done @bbceastenders for being topical. #Archie #EastEnders.”
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