Prince Harry is set to appear on BBC Radio 4's news programme 'Today'.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

The 32-year-old royal will become the first member of the royal family to have a role in a news programme when he steps up to discuss a range of different news topics alongside day-to-day editor Sarah Sands over the Christmas period later this year.

The flagship current affairs programme runs from 6am to 9am six days a week, and the flame-haired royal reportedly made a secret visit to BBC's Broadcasting House in London last week to meet with presenters Justin Webb and Sarah Montague in preparation for his broadcast.

A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "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."

Despite being the first royal to have a key role in a news programme, he isn't the first to appear on radio, as his father Prince Charles read out the daily Thought For The Day segment during the same show last year, and his brother Prince William - along with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - recently appeared on Scott Mills' BBC Radio 1 show, where he promoted mental health charity Heads Together.

As of the time of writing it is unknown exactly when Prince Harry's episode of 'Today' will air, but it is expected to be during the festive period of 2017.

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