Last night’s episode was a teary one as Eastenders fans braced themselves for the Queen of the Vic’s final goodbye. Peggy Mitchell you are a legend – here’s why we’re going to miss you. Now get outta my pub!
Paying their respects: Dressed in a three-piece black suit, top hat and cane, Billy Mitchell leads the horse-drawn funeral hearse past The Queen Vic - the pub which Peggy was landlady of for many years.
2001 Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen Vic pub during a visit to Elstree Studios where EastEnders is filmed. She was accompanied by long-standing cast member Barbara Windsor (Peggy Mitchell) and her character's on-screen son Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell).