8 February 2014 - 12:26
Prince Charles and Camilla to ‘celebrate the sound of the radio’

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to make a visit to some of the UK’s best known radio stations on Tuesday 11th February.

image During their first engagement, the couple will visit Broadcasting House, the new home of the BBC. When there, staff from BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and the World Service will get to meet the Royal guests.

The BBC has 10 national radio stations and 40 local radio stations broadcasting in the UK. The BBC World Service also broadcasts to 27 other languages.

This visit comes after The Queen officially opened Broadcasting House and listened to a band playing in the BBC Radio 1 studio last June. Her Majesty also formally opened Broadcasting House live on Radio 4 during her visit.

Charles and Camilla will visit the Classic FM and Heart studios at Global Radio, and will meet staff in the Capital FM newsroom and at the travel desk, located in Leicester Square.

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The next in line to the throne will meet global presenters including Jamie Theakston, Emma Bunton, Myleene Klass, Aled Jones, Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon.

Global Radio is one of Europe’s fastest growing music and entertainment companies. Its radio stations include the UK’s three biggest commercial radio networks – Capital, Heart and Classic FM – as well as Smooth, LBC, and Gold. Global is the UK’s number one commercial radio company with 20.7 million people tuning into one of the firm’s eight branches each week.

The Prince and the Duchess will finally visit Bauer Radio to learn more about the station’s work in support of young people and The Prince’s Trust.

The Bauer Media Group is the second largest commercial radio provider in the UK reaching 16.4 million listeners every week. The institution is a Patron of The Prince’s Trust and covers the Trust’s annual Celebrate Success Awards each year.

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