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Blue Peter awards gold badges to The King and The Queen Consort


Blue Peter awards gold badges to The King and The Queen Consort

Blue Peter awards gold badges to The King and The Queen Consort

Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort have been awarded a coveted Gold Blue Peter badge.

The Gold Blue Peter badge is the programme’s highest award, only a handful of which are presented each year.

The King and The Queen Consort received their Gold badges on a visit to the host venue of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool: The King for his environmental work and advocating for young people through the Prince’s Trust, and The Queen Consort for her work highlighting the importance of literacy and reading from a young age.

They received their Gold badges 21 years after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was awarded one during her Golden Jubilee year in 2002.

Their Majesties were also introduced to some young Blue Peter fans who have carried out a variety of incredible work to earn their badges.

They met Ashar, 12, from Birmingham who has six Blue Peter badges including silver for making a difference in his community and for his volunteering work with St John Ambulance; Eight-year-old Sasha, from Liverpool, who has eight badges, including a green badge for inspiring others to look after nature and for litter picking around her local park, and Celyn, 9, from Llanelli, Wales, who has four badges, including the silver badge for kindness and for wanting to share her love of reading with others.

Editor of Blue Peter, Ellen Evans, said: 

“It was a real honour to introduce Their Majesties to our Blue Peter fans ahead of the forthcoming Coronation celebrations and for them to hear how they earned their badges. Blue Peter receives over a thousand letters, pictures, competition entries and comments every week so it was also lovely to show them some of the amazing artwork sent in by our viewers.”

The presentation of the badges can be seen in Blue Peter‘s coronation special, which airs Friday 5th May at 5pm on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

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