BBC Royal Correspondent Peter Hunt
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Teacher resources: Royal reporting masterclass

20 April 2016 Last updated at 17:01 BST

Hardly a day goes by without something about the Royal Family being reported on somewhere in the media.

This year the Queen's 90th birthday is being marked by a range of special events. The BBC News website also has a special section full of news and features on Her Majesty.

Being the BBC's royal correspondent allows Peter Hunt regular access to one of the highest-profile families in the UK, as he follows their activities wherever they go.

Having a chat with Prince William about his beloved football club Aston Villa for example may sound great, but actually securing an interview with him isn't easy.

Here, Peter offers his top tips on how to report on a royal visit, and how to possibly get a face-to-face time with a member of the Royal Family - and what to expect if you are granted an audience.


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And visit our Teacher Resources index for more resources and guides to a wide range of reporting topics.


You can recap the key points from the video using the accompanying worksheet:

Key points: Royal reporting masterclass [36KB]


BBC News School Report is a project which gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.