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TV's Phillip meets Prince Philip for show on Duke of Edinburgh's charitable work

Published 19/09/2016

The Duke of Edinburgh will tell of his charity work in a TV documentary
The Duke of Edinburgh will tell of his charity work in a TV documentary
Presenter Phillip Schofield will host a documentary on the charitable works of the Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh is taking part in a new ITV documentary about the royal's charitable work.

Philip will be interviewed by another Phillip - TV presenter Phillip Schofield - for the "landmark royal documentary".

The programme - in which Schofield also talks to the Earl and Countess of Wessex about their involvement - will celebrate 60 years of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which helps young people.

This Morning presenter Schofield said: "I am hugely excited to be working with T he 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 documentary, with the working title When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years Of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is being produced by Spun Gold TV, which made When Ant And Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years Of The Prince's Trust.

The award is also marking its 60th anniversary with a Diamond Challenge, which is open to applicants of all ages to embark on a "personal challenge" to raise money for the charity.

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."

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