Prince Philip to be interviewed by Phillip Schofield
Prince Philip is to be interviewed by Phillip Schofield for a TV special.
The ‘This Morning’ co-host will sit down for a chat with the 95-year-old royal to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which he set up in 1956, in a documentary titled ‘When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’.
Phillip said: “I am hugely excited to be working with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.
“It’s a unique opportunity to meet Prince Philip, the charity’s founder, and to see first-hand the amazing work that the DofE does with young people all over the world.”
The TV presenter will also speak to Philip’s son Prince Edward, and Edward’s wife Sophie Wessex, about their involvement with the youth achievement award programme, which teaches youngsters life skills and takes them on expeditions.
Peter Westgarth, chief executive of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, said: “This is a momentous year for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Charity as we celebrate our Diamond Anniversary; 60 years of transforming the life and work prospects of millions of young people, from all backgrounds and circumstances, in the UK and worldwide.
“The documentary is a fantastic opportunity for us to reflect on these past successes but also to showcase the positive impact of the DofE on today’s generation and the potential for generations to come, helping young people to be happy, healthy, socially conscious and more employable.
“We’re excited to be able to capture such a pivotal year, give a unique insight into the DofE in 2016 and thank our Founder, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, for setting up what has become the world’s leading achievement award for young people.”
The documentary will air on ITV later this year to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the award scheme.