TT-British actor Rudolph Walker receives CBE from Prince Charles

TT-British actor Rudolph Walker receives CBE from Prince Charles

Kudos go out to Trinidad and Tobago-born actor Rudolph Walker.

Walkers, who reside in the UK, has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama and charity.

The 81-year old was presented with the honour by the Prince of Wales.

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Born in San Juan, Walker left T&T at the age of 20 to go to the UK to further his acting career. He was the time encouraged by another T&T-born actor who had emigrated to the UK Errol John.

Walker is best known from playing a role on the BBC soap EastEnders.

The CBE is the highest ranking British Empire award created by King George V during World War I to reward services to the war effort by people bravely working on the Homefront.

They are given to people to recognise a profound positive impact they have made in their work.

According to the UK’s Metro report, he said that Charles made everyone feel ‘extremely relaxed,’ but revealed that he briefly mixed up EastEnders with Coronation Street.

“He was interested in the show, he knew that I had been in it for a long time and that, here I am at the ripe young age of 81, going on to 82, still doing it and still enjoying it,” he told the PA news agency.

Mr. Mitchell’s achievement was highlighted by T&T’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Randall Mitchell on social media. “Trinidadian actor Rudolph Walker was awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to drama and charity by Prince Charles. Congratulations!”

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