The Duchess of Cornwall gets trigger happy as she visits the set of Danish crime drama The Killing
15:52 GMT, 27 March 2012
The Duchess of Cornwall looked a little too trigger happy as she handled a gun on the set of hit Danish crime drama The Killing today and even admitted: ‘It was me all along!’
Camilla specifically requested a trip to the film set just outside Copenhagen on her final day of engagements of an eight-day tour of Scandinavia with the Prince of Wales because she is such a fan of the series.
‘I’m an addict,’ she confessed. ‘I'm so excited by this.’
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'It was me all along,' Camilla joked as she wielded a fake gun during a private tour of the set where the final series of The Killing is being filmed
Her husband, who was not present, revealed earlier this week that his wife had introduced him to the popular subtitled show – and that it was one of the only television programmes that did not leave them fighting over the remote control.
The Duchess met with the show’s stars on location at a rundown car scrapyard, where detectives are looking for a boy who may be a witness to the murder they are investigating.
Camilla seemed fascinated by the replica gun used by Sofie Grabol, who plays heroine Sarah Lund, asking if it was a toy or if it was real. It was then handed over to her so she could try it out for herself.
Grabol told her: ‘It is just a toy gun. It weighs nothing.’
Novelty: Camilla was fascinated by the replica gun asking if it was real or fake
Loaded: Princess Mary stands back as Camilla wields the replica weapon
The Duchess was given the ultimate souvenir from the show – her very own Sarah Lund jumper. The character is known for her Faroe Island knitwear.
‘It's fantastic,’ said the Duchess, as she handed the precious gift to an aide, saying: ‘Do not lose it.’
Grabol said of the new knitwear she is sporting for series three: ‘It is what we spent most of the time preparing for the new season – 'What are we going to do with the jumper'
‘It is still in the same style – but yes, it's blue.’
She said she was taken aback by the Duchess's request to go on location and added: ‘I think it is really surreal. But it's lovely that she wanted to come here.
I think it is really surreal. But it's lovely that she wanted to come here. I told her last night to wear flat shoes. This is not really an inviting place for a royal visit.
‘I told her last night to wear flat shoes. This is not really an inviting place for a royal visit.
‘When I met the Duchess she was just so lovely to talk to.’
Camilla, who was accompanied to the film set by Denmark's Crown Princess Mary, also met actor Nikolaj Kaas, who plays a secret service agent working with Lund.
Referring to the fact two of Lund's previous colleagues have been killed in the first two series, the Duchess told him: ‘I hope we are going to see you again. I hope you don't go the same way as the others.’
The series creator Soren Sveistrup also revealed something that will disappoint the Duchess – this 10-episode series of The Killing will be the last.
He said: ‘We have to stop while we are still good. We don't want to repeat ourselves.’
Afterwards he said: ‘Royalty is not the kind of audience you would expect. Prince Charles told me that it was Camilla who introduced him to The Killing.
‘He said it was one of the only things they could agree on seeing together.’
Actress Sofie Grabol with Camilla and Princess Mary on the set of Danish TV Series The Killing
Behind-the-scenes: The Duchess was given a sneak preview of the third series as filming took place
Meanwhile Prince Charles was greeted by crowds and a large Welsh flag as he visited Gyldenrisparken Housing Estate, in a suburb of Copenhagen along with Crown Prince Frederi.
He stopped to talk with teachers, all originally from Aberdare, south Wales, and even congratulated their nation's rugby team for their recent Six Nations Grand Slam victory. He smiled as he saw the flag and pointed at it, saying: 'Can you believe this'
Patricia Christensen, 52, said: 'He asked if we were all married to Danes, which we are, and if we have a chance to go back to Wales often.'
Both princes were given a tour of the estate, including its carbon-neutral nursery and old people's home.
While inside the home, Charles took a keen interest in the activity centre and the two princes took up cues to have a go at a Danish form of pool called skomager.
He also had the chance to visit the home of one of the residents for a closer look, and joked to 75-year-old Birthe Drasbaek: 'You have a very good drinks cabinet.'
Gyldenrisparken, which has 900 residents, is undergoing an 80 million renovation.
Charles took up a cue to have a go at a Danish form of pool called skomager