Prince Charles
Prince Charles may abdicate from the throne as King due to his views on religion. Pictured: Prince Charles during an official visit to BFI Southbank on December 06, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson


  • King Charles III will appear in the show "The Repair Shop" as part of the BBC's 100-year anniversary
  • The monarch will meet "Repair Shop" host Jay Blades and his team at Dumfries House in Scotland
  • BBC commissioning editor Julie Shaw teased that the special episode will be a "real treat" to royal fans

Royal fans will get to see another side of King Charles III when the monarch makes a special appearance on a popular show in the U.K. later this month.

The 73-year-old monarch will star in an episode of "The Repair Shop" as part of the celebration of the U.K.'s national broadcaster BBC's 100-year anniversary, the BBC reported.

The show provides a "heartwarming antidote to throwaway culture" by encouraging members of the public to bring "loved pieces of family history" in need of repairs.

In his episode, King Charles will choose pottery made by renowned ceramics company Wemyss Ware for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and a vintage bracket clock from the 18th century to be restored by the program's team of experts, including Jay Blades, Will Kirk and Suzie Fletcher.

The episode, which airs at the end of this month, is designed to explore King Charles' and the show experts' shared passion for preserving heritage craft skills.

King Charles will meet "The Repair Shop" host Blades, 52, and his team at Dumfries House, a 2,000-acre estate owned by the monarch's charitable foundation, in Ayrshire, Scotland.

The King will be seen giving the team a tour of the estate and meeting some of the students on a Prince's Foundation program that teaches traditional skills such as blacksmithing, stonemasonry and wood carving.

"You've got someone from a council estate and someone from a royal estate that have the same interests about apprenticeships and heritage crafts, and it is unbelievable to see that two people from so far apart, from different ends of the spectrum, actually have the same interests," said Blades, who was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the King in May.

BBC commissioning editor Julie Shaw teased, "This is an incredibly special program which has the magic that 'Repair Shop' viewers have come to know and love."

"People will see the former Prince of Wales as you rarely see him - and he is as captivated by the skills of the team who work on his items as any of our 'Repair Shop' visitors," she continued, before adding that the episode will be a "real treat" and that she hopes royal fans will enjoy it.

Collections manager for Dumfries House Satinder Kaur also expressed excitement about the upcoming episode, saying that he was "very proud" to have partnered with "The Repair Shop" team.

The episode was reportedly filmed between the fall of 2021 and March of this year, months before the death of Queen Elizabeth on Sept. 8 and before King Charles was proclaimed the new monarch.

The special episode of "The Repair Shop" will air on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. local time on BBC One.

Prince Charles
Prince Charles is already a "king in all but name," according to a biographer. Pictured: Prince Charles poses for an official portrait to mark his 60th birthday, photo taken on Nov. 13, 2008 in London. Getty Images/Hugo Burnand