Prince Charles to discuss love of music on Radio 3’s Private Passions
Prince of Wales is set to discuss his love of music on BBC Radio 3 show Private Passions – including the favourite pieces performed at his 2005 wedding to Camilla
- Prince Charles will appear on Private Passions to discuss his love of music
- The programme is one of the Christmas highlights announced on BBC Sounds
- He will speak to Michael Berkeley ‘about the intrinsic role music plays in his life’
- Selection includes music performed at his wedding to The Duchess of Cornwall
The Prince of Wales has signed up as a guest on Private Passions to discuss his love of music, it emerged tonight.
Charles, 70, will talk about the role of music in his life in the long-running Radio 3 show, in which guests discuss ‘their musical loves and hates’.
The programme is one of the Christmas highlights announced on the recently-launched BBC Sounds.
Charles is set to speak to presenter and composer Michael Berkeley ‘about the intrinsic role music plays in his life’.
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The Prince of Wales, pictured at the BFI this morning, has signed up as a guest of Private Passions, discussing his love of music, it was revealed today
It was revealed today that Prince Charles’ upcoming appearance on the BBC Sounds how Private Passions will include a mention of his wedding to the Duchess of Cornwall (pictured at their April 2005 blessing following their civil ceremony in Windsor)
His selection includes music performed at his wedding to The Duchess of Cornwall, as well as a work he personally conducted with members of the Philharmonia Orchestra as part of Camilla’s 60th birthday.
Charles and Camilla married following an on-off relationship spanning 35 years in a relatively quiet civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall on the 9th April 2005.
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The prince also speaks ‘about formative early childhood experiences of attending the ballet and concerts with his grandmother, the Queen Mother’, as well playing the cello with the Trinity College Orchestra while he was a student at Cambridge.
The special landmark edition of Private Passions will mark over 1,000 editions of the programmes, one of Radio 3’s longest-running series.
It was announced as part of a series of box sets, festive podcast specials and seasonal music mixes.
The Prince of Wales was in good spirits at the British Film Institute earlier today. While he carried out engagements south of the river, Camilla invited children from two of the charities she supports to help her decorate the tree at the couple’s London residence today
Bob Shennan, director of BBC Music and Radio, said: ‘For the first time this Christmas and New Year listeners can indulge in box set specials as well as festive podcasts and music mixes on BBC Sounds.’
The programme will be available on BBC Sounds from Boxing Day, before airing on BBC Radio 3 on December 30.
The Prince is set for a busy few weeks before heading to Sandringham for a traditional Christmas with the Queen later this month.
With three grandchildren, and a fourth on the way, Charles is expected to stay just a stone’s throw from his two sons, and their respective families, who are expected to stay at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
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