Teacher resources: Royal reporting masterclass


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

Following the Royal Wedding and with 2012 being the year of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee there is even more interest.

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

PDF download Key points: Royal reporting masterclass[36KB]

BBC College of Journalism also has more information about Reporting on the Royals. ________________________________________________________________________________

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