When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
8th December 2016
Phillip is to present landmark Royal documentary for ITV, celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and all of its achievements.
The brand new and unique documentary project, which will see Phillip talking to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in the 60th Anniversary year of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).
As The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award enters a symbolic year, Phillip will explore the work of the Charity through exclusive access to many major celebratory events, as well as speaking to members of the Royal Family, including The Duke of Edinburgh and The Earl and Countess of Wessex about their involvement.
As well as his attendance at a special Gold Award Presentation in the garden at Buckingham Palace, Phillip will look back at the early days of the DofE and gain a close perspective on The Duke of Edinburgh’s work and the dedicated effort the Charity makes in supporting the development of young people all over the world.
Schofield will meet with The Duke of Edinburgh as he reflects on the achievement award he set up in 1956 and talks about its positive impact on the young people who take part, and he will also speak with The Earl and Countess of Wessex about the global reach of the DofE as well as their own roles in the continuing success of the Charity.
Additionally, to mark its 60th year, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has created a one-time-only Diamond Challenge and thrown its doors wide open to applicants of all ages, whether newcomers or former participants, encouraging them – Phillip Schofield included - to carry out their own personal ‘challenge’ so that they can raise money for the DofE Charity and receive a special Diamond Anniversary Challenge Pin.
60 Years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will be a unique celebration of the six decades’ worth of work of the DofE, designed to encourage personal discovery and self-reliance. Millions of young people spanning 141 countries and territories have done their DofE since 1956; in the UK alone, over 2.5 million Awards have been achieved by young people.
'I am hugely excited to be working with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award as it celebrates its 60th anniversary,' said Phillip. '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.'
Monday 12th December at 9pm on ITV