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EastEnders often wedge a special scene into a pre-recorded episode, in order to keep up with the times.
And the writers did it again for Thursday's episode, inserting a reference to Prince Harry and Meghan's royal newborn, Archie.
Scene - Shot - Minute - Mart - Hours
The scene - shot in the Minute Mart hours earlier and edited in for Thursday's broadcast - saw the character of Honey reading the news of the royal baby on her phone.
'That is such great news about the baby,' she remarked, just as Louise Mitchell entered the shop.
Writers - Opportunity - Louise - Pregnancy
The writers used the opportunity cleverly, as Louise is currently hiding her own pregnancy.
Looking shocked, Louise stared at Honey, who then continued: 'The name is perfect, so natural and formal. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
'This - Baby - Something - Line - Throne
She went on: 'This is a royal baby. He's... something in line to the throne. Archie could soon one day be our King. Isn't he gorgeous. I can't help it, I just love babies.'
While they were at it, producers inserted a reference to Brexit and the current Liverpool and Tottenham fight for the Champions League Cup.
People - Liverpool - Tottenham
'All people are talking about is Liverpool and Tottenham battling it out to...
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