Prince Harry is joining Radio 4 in this exciting new role

Christmas just got a whole lot more exciting...

prince harry

Christmas just got a whole lot more exciting...

It was announced today that Prince Harry will be coming on board Radio 4, joining its Today Programme as a guest editor over the festive period.

For the 14th consecutive year, control of the show will be handed over to a selection of public figures to guest edit between Christmas and New Year - allowing them to shine a light on the issues close to their heart.

Being an advocate for so many charities and foundations, it's going to be hard for Prince Harry to choose the issues to focus on, being at the forefront of multiple movements from the Heads Together campaign to The Invictus Games, but according to Kensington Palace he has already started producing his chosen segments.

'He is working closely with Today's team to produce segments on a range of topics, including youth violence, conservation and mental health,' a statement read.

The 33-year-old prince is in good company, with his fellow guest editors including Baroness Trumpington, Tamara Rojo, Ben Okri - and even an actual robot. Yes, really.

'We are delighted by the range of guest editors this year,' announced Sarah Sands, editor of Today. 'This Christmas tradition allows our listeners to benefit from the experiences and perspectives of remarkable public figures. We finish with a programme dedicated to AI which gives a glimpse of the future of Today.'

While a set date for Prince Harry's segments haven't yet been confirmed, we officially cannot wait.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.