The Prince of Wales to don wellies for Countryfile special

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By John Glenday, Reporter

February 14, 2013 | 1 min read

Green fingered heir to the throne Prince Charles is to switch from talking with his plants to talking about plants after he agreed to guest edit a special edition of the BBC’s Countryfile programme.

The stint will see Charles regale viewers with his passion for the countryside in an interview with regular presenters Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker; he will also personally oversee all content and material that goes into the show.

This will include coverage of the Prince’s own countryside initiatives such as his organic farm at Highgrove and a visit to a south London school where pupils grow their own vegetables.

The Royal seal of approval for the long running rural affairs show comes as it celebrates its 25th anniversary and will be broadcast next month.

Countryfile has become one of the BBC’s most popular shows after it was shunted to a Sunday evening slot, prompting Charles to remark of it: “There is evidently a thirst for the countryside and for the culture it represents.”

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