Prince Charles' royal duties are about to take a creative turn – the heir to the throne has agreed to guest edit a special edition of BBC One's rural programme Countryfile. The royal seal of approval will form part of the show's 25th anniversary celebrations this year and for the special edition fans will see the Prince pottering around his organic farm in Gloucestershire.
The programme also follows royal as he visits his rural initiatives, aimed at improving the lives of people working in the countryside.
Earlier this year Charles championed his new project in a speech to the Oxford Farming Conference. He said: "Is it not quite revealing that the BBC's Countryfile programme has become so tremendously popular? "Ever since they moved it to its prime-time slot on a Sunday night, it has become one of their most successful television programmes, with over seven million viewers a week. "There is evidently a thirst for the countryside and for the culture it represents."
The Prince of Wales' star turn will air on BBC One in March and the channel's controller Danny Cohen is excited about the prospect: "It's wonderful to have Prince Charles as guest editor of Countryfile," he said. "It’ll be a very special programme for BBC One and I look forward to it."