Harry and Meghan to visit innovative radio station supporting young music talent
The Reprezent programme was established 10 years ago to help young people develop and socialise through radio.
Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle will visit the London studios of a youth-orientated radio station to learn about its work supporting young people.
The couple, who are reportedly holidaying in France, will meet presenters and staff from Reprezent FM, which trains hundreds of young people every year in media and employment skills.
Harry and Meghan have already carried out their first official royal visit together, travelling to Nottingham for a series of engagements a few days after it was announced the couple planned to wed.
They will marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will visit @ReprezentRadio in Brixton on 9th January, to see their work supporting young people through creative training in radio and— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 2, 2018
broadcasting, and to learn more about their model of using music, radio and media for social impact. pic.twitter.com/6CuhOJd7LX
The Reprezent training programme was established 10 years ago in response to the rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio.
It has grown to become a hotbed of UK music talent with the DJs and presenters working in the music industry, running club nights and producing their own music.
More than 4,000 young people have been through the Reprezent programme, with over 3,000 more on the waiting list.
It offers accredited training and support in topics ranging from audio and radio production and editing, to communication skills and confidence building, work experience and volunteering.
Harry and Meghan will visit the Reprezent FM studios at POP Brixton, a temporary project that has turned disused land into a creative space for local, independent businesses.
They will learn more about the training programmes, and meet some of the current and former volunteers who have benefited from their time on the courses.
Harry and Meghan will make their trip to Brixton next Tuesday after returning from their reported New Year break to the French Riviera.
The prince whisked his bride-to-be away to the warmer climate of the Mediterranean coast on December 31.