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Prince Charles and Camilla celebrate British radio

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a tour of radio stations on Tuesday to celebrate British radio.

The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla kicked off their day with a visit to the BBC’s New Broadcasting House where they were given a tour around the London headquarters.

During their visit, they met and chatted with staff working across the BBC’s radio stations, which includes 10 national and 40 local stations, including the legendary BBC World Service which is broadcasted in 28 languages.


Prince Charles and Camilla celebrated British radio on Tuesday. [photo: Twitter/@byEmilyAndrews]

As they toured the building, the couple met some of BBC’s biggest radio hosts including Chris Evans and Jo Whiley while other members of staff excited took pictures.

They also met Radio 4 newsreader Kathy Clugston, who asked them if they listened to the station, before explaining the morning bulletin which featured the royal visit.

Charles and Camilla then moved onto the Radio 1 studios where they met singer Tom Odell before watching him perform in the Live Lounge. They also met the station’s popular host Fearne Cotton, who helped cover the Royal Wedding and Diamond Jubilee coverage for the BBC.

After waving goodbye to the BBC studios, the couple moved on to Leicester Square were they visited Classic FM and the Heart studios.

The first-in-line and his wife first chatted to presenter John Suchet at Classic FM, whee Charles added that his favourite piece of music was Charles Hubert Hastings Parry’s I was Glad, which was played when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle.

“Well I might have offered a bit of subtle influence,” the Prince of Wales explained.

They were then introduced to Heart’s Toby Antis, Emma Bunton and Myleene Klass. During the visit to Heart, the Prince appeared to be unaware of some of the biggest popstars around today as after being told Christina Aquilera was playing, the Prince was left blank faced.

After leaving Leicester Square the couple made their final stop at Bauer Radio, whose stations include Kiss FM and Magic 105.4.


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