Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Represent 107.3FM yesterday afternoon in Brixton for their second official event as an engaged couple. Reprezent Radio works to support young people through “creative training in radio and broadcasting,” according to Kensington Palace.
Kensington Palace further explained, “The Reprezent training programme was established in 2008 in response to an alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio.
“Training hundreds of young people every year to develop useful skills and help progress to further education and employment opportunities, over 4,000 young people have been through the Reprezent programme.”
Upon arrival, Meghan seems surprised at the warm reception they received and blew the crowd a kiss. Together, the couple spent around two hours at the radio station meeting the young people under 25 who work there.
They met presenter Gloria Beyi, 17, during her show and were able to listen in as she was recording the show. Meghan later told her, “I can see why your show is so popular. You’re so thoughtful and your approach is so engaging. I must tune in.”
The founder and chief executive of Reprezent, Shane Carey, told The Guardian, “Since the visit was announced there’s been massive excitement in the station – much more than I could have expected. We’re having the spotlight shone on us from all the world’s media, pretty much, we’ve never had this attention.”
Just last week when the event was announced, Henrie Kwushue, 22, who presents the morning rap show, stated, “The fact they’re coming here, they’re interested in diversity, they’re interested in what we have to say.”
As the couple left, DJ Jevanni Letford slipped his business card to Prince Harry in a bid to secure a DJing job at the royal wedding in May. Harry and Meghan then went to greet the crowds that had assembled to see them outside the radio studio.