Prince Harry lands top job for Royal Family first as he presents BBC Today news programme
Prince Harry has landed himself a shocking new job – guest editing the BBC’s Today programme.
The 32-year-old prince hung up his Army boots two years ago and will have his say just for a day on Radio 4’s flagship current affairs show Today.
For three hours, Prince Harry will become the first royal to have a role in a news programme where he will discuss a range of different news topics alongside day-to-day editor Sarah Sands.
The prince reportedly paid a secret visit to the BBC’s state-of-the-art new studio at the corporation’s New Broadcasting House last week.
He met presenters Justin Webb and Sarah Montague to familiarise himself with the programme, which runs from 6am to 9am six days a week, before his stint is broadcast over the Christmas period.
A source told The Daily Mail: “This is being regarded as a major coup for the programme. Harry will be in charge of all three hours and so will have lots of time to fill with his various topics of interest.
“Harry wants to understand how the media works, just like his mother Diana did, so he got in touch and asked if he could come and sit in on some shows.
“Then it was suggested that he guest edits the whole thing down the line too. It’s like having royal work experience.”
It comes after Prince Charles read out the daily Thought For The Day segment during the same show and Kate made a surprise appearance on Scott Mills’ Radio 1 show, where she promoted mental health charity Heads Together.
But the appointment marks the first time a member of the Royal Family has had a role in a news programme.
A BBC spokesman confirmed Harry was “there for a private meeting”.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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