SPECIAL CHRISTMAS for Prince Harry The News Has Been Confirmed

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Prince Harry was pictured with Meghan Markle and her mother at the Invictus Games on Sunday Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Harry was pictured with Meghan Markle and her mother at the Invictus Games on Sunday Photo (C) GETTY

Prince Harry has been confirmed as a guest editor for Radio 4’s Today programme Christmas special.

Today is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme. Editor Sarah Sands confirmed rumours that one of the Christmas specials would be getting some royal input.

Meghan Markle enjoyed the ceremony with her mum, two best friends and Prince Harry Photo (C) WIREIMAGE
Meghan Markle enjoyed the ceremony with her mum, two best friends and Prince Harry Photo (C) WIREIMAGE

She told listeners to Radio 4’s Feedback, “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.”

It is not unusual for the programme to invite guest editors; the BBC has done so for the past 13 years.

Prince Harry will be the second person from the royal family to do so. Sarah Ferguson was involved in 2004 when she was the Duchess of York.

Prince Harry shares his pop corn with Emily Henson, daughter of Hayley Henson (left) as he attends the Sitting Volleyball Finals at Mattamy Athletic Centre during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 27, 2017. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Prince Harry shares his pop corn with Emily Henson, daughter of Hayley Henson (left) as he attends the Sitting Volleyball Finals at Mattamy Athletic Centre during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 27, 2017. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Previous guests include Stephen Hawking, Unicef UK ambassador Michael Sheen and lawyer Miriam González Durántez, Nick Clegg’s wife.

Guest editors are responsible for roughly half of each programme’s content. They usually pick issues to discuss that are important to them. It is likely the prince will discuss mental health given all of the work he has been doing to raise awareness and support for sufferers.

Sands took over as editor of Today in January. She was previously editor of the London Evening Standard where she had worked for five years.

Some have accused her of softening the show’s approach to news and trying to take the show in a different direction after she spent 45 minutes talking about fashion week on the day that North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

Meghan Markle and boyfriend Prince Harry at the Invictus Games with Meghan's mother Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle and boyfriend Prince Harry at the Invictus Games with Meghan’s mother Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

In response Sands said, “The point of doing that item was really treating it I hope as Evan Davis or something might have done. Our business team were delighted that we were addressing an industry that we hadn’t done before. If you decide to do a themed programme you are a hostage to events.”

he also 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: womanandhome com

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