That's quite urban for Radio 4! Prince Harry guest edits the Today programme... and starts it with a GRIME track at 6.10am

  • Prince Harry, 33, is guest editing Radio 4's Today programme from 6am to 9am
  • Kensington Palace said he will 'cover a range of topics' he is passionate about
  • He started the show by playing a Grime song produced by a Nottingham charity

Prince Harry started his Radio 4 Today guest editing session by playing a Grime song.

The 33-year-old has taken the helm of the popular BBC radio show and will be the guest editor from 6am to 9am this morning.

And he began the show by playing a track produced by Nottingham-based charity Community Recording Studios, which he has 'close ties' to. 

The charity works with young people on preventing violence and a song called Step Out of Bed by the Ivy Crew was played live on air.   

Prince Harry started his guest editing session on Radio 4 Today programme by playing a Grime song by a charity

The 33-year-old was guest editing the Radio 4 Today programme and was asked about how he celebrated Christmas with his family 

The 33-year-old was guest editing the Radio 4 Today programme and was asked about how he celebrated Christmas with his family 

The Prince spoke with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, who was also interviewed on the show 

The Prince spoke with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, who was also interviewed on the show 

The station's flagship news show also includes an interview by the prince of former US President Barack Obama, who shares his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for his post-presidential life.  

The engagement comes after Harry stepped out with new fiancee Meghan Markle as the royals gathered in Sandringham for Christmas.

Kensington Palace tweeted today: 'Prince Harry is guest editing the @BBCr4today programme this morning. 

'The three hour programme will cover a wide range of topics HRH is passionate about.

'These topics will include technology, youth violence, the Armed Forces, mental health, the future of the Commonwealth, conservation and the environment.'

The palace said the interview with Mr Obama was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games and will be broadcast on December 27.

Harry was asked about becoming the interviewer rather than being the interviewee, and said: 'I haven't done that many interviews but it was quite fun, especially interviewing president Obama despite the fact he wanted to interview me.

'It's been a big learning curve but also these are incredibly important topics we all need to think about and need to be discussed.'

The station's flagship news show includes an interview by the prince of former US President Barack Obama

The station's flagship news show includes an interview by the prince of former US President Barack Obama

Prince Harry also interviewed his father, Prince Charles (pictured together) and the pair discussed his long-held interest in the environment and protecting natural resources

Prince Harry also interviewed his father, Prince Charles (pictured together) and the pair discussed his long-held interest in the environment and protecting natural resources

Prince Harry was editing the show on Wednesday
He was later asked about his Christmas

The prince (pictured) was guest editing the programme from 6am to 9am on Wednesday 

The programme previously tweeted a teaser video showing Harry and Mr Obama warming up ahead of the chat, with the former president joking: 'Do I need a British accent?'

Harry told his interviewee that if he used long pauses between answers he would probably get 'the face'.

When Harry showed him what he meant, Mr Obama said: 'I don't want to see that face.'

Twiddling a pen, Harry tells Mr Obama: 'You're excited about this, I'm nervous about this, that's what's quite funny.'

Mr Obama replies: 'I'll interview you if you want.'

Prince Harry (pictured on the Today programme) described his Christmas
He said that Christmas was 'fantastic'

Prince Harry today told the Today programme that his Christmas with Meghan Markle was 'fantastic'

But Harry was not keen and said: 'No, no, let's keep it this way.'

The palace said the conversation features Mr Obama talking about his plans to focus on cultivating the next generation of leadership through the Obama Foundation.

Harry, who was recently at the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation in Chicago, has forged a strong bond with the Obamas, through his work with servicemen and his trips to America.

At this year's Invictus Games, Mr Obama reportedly quizzed Harry on his romance with Meghan Markle as they watched the wheelchair basketball.

The palace said the full interview will be made available as a podcast. Today finishes at 9am this morning. 

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