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New job for Prince Harry! Royal to guest edit the Today programme BBC boss confirms
Prince Harry will be guest editing the Today programme, it has been confirmed
Sarah Sands, the editor of the BBC flagship news and current affairs programme, said the prince will be involved in editing one of the show’s Christmas specials, where guests editors are offered the chance to take the helm of the programme.
On Radio 4’s Feedback, she revealed: “That is indeed true, he is going to be one of the guest editors at Christmas.
“As always it is about trying to bring the best that we can to Radio 4 and the Today programme, so I think you will find Prince Harry’s programme very, very interesting.”
Today guest editors have ranged from Professor Stephen Hawking, lawyer Miriam Gonzalez-Durantez and Sebastian Coe.
Last year, the BBC pulled together an all-female group of guest editors,including the Olympic gold-winning boxer, Nicola Adams, the actor Carey Mulligan and businesswoman Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management.
For the past 13 years, guest editors have been brought in every Christmas.
Their role means they are responsible for half of each programme’s content, choosing issues which mean a lot to them, with regular editors on hand to offer advice to ensure the programme meets guidelines.
Prince Harry is not the first Royal Family member to act as the guest editor of Today.
Back in 2004, Sarah Ferguson, then the Duchess of York, spent a day in the editor’s chair.
Ms Sands hit back at claims from listeners that the Today programme had softened its approach to news since she became editor on the programme Feedback, which sees the BBC responding to viewers.
The former editor of the Evening Standard, who took on the Today role in January, came under fire as there seemed to be a shift in direction when a segment of London Fashion Week was featured.
She said: “The fact-based journalism and analysis is still there.
“It is three hours long this wonderful programme so that you can pack it all in.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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