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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty

Duration: 28 minutes 11 seconds
Date: 10.06.2016 14:30

Presenter: Diane Louise Jordan

TV and radio presenter Diane Louise Jordan is a well-known and much loved public figure who is often referred to as a "presenter across boundaries" in recognition of how comfortably and naturally she relates to people from all walks of life.

Currently Diane can be heard every Sunday morning on BBC Radio 2's The Sunday Hour and is a regular face on Songs of Praise (one of the BBC's longest running programmes).

Diane came to prominence in 1990 when she was invited to become a member of the legendary Blue Peter presenting team. Such was her popularity that when, six years later, Diane decided it was time to move on, the programme's editor dedicated two complete shows to her departure – a first in the programme's history. Nearly a million people telephoned voting for their favourite moments of Diane.

Her wide reaching appeal was also a deciding factor in former Premier Gordon Brown's invitation for her to sit on the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Committee - the only TV celebrity asked to do so. This lead to Diane becoming a member of the board for The Diana Awards – one of the memorials attributed to the late Princess.

Over the years Diane has held a number of trustee positions including The Prince's Trust and Children in Need. Diane is currently an Ambassador of Action For Children (formally NCH) and Family Futures.

Presenter: Joe Crowley

Joe is a warm and engaging presenter and a trusted, familiar face on British television. An experienced young journalist and versatile storyteller, Joe often specialises in current affairs and history programming. He regularly appears on the One Show and Countryfile.

Having read history at Cambridge and studied broadcast journalism at City University in London, Joe started his career on the Inside Out programme at BBC South, where he was the main presenter and reporter for six series. During this time he became experienced in investigative journalism and secret filming, received a number of RTS awards for his programmes and investigations and was short-listed for Young Journalist of the Year.

He joined BBC1’s the One Show in 2010 where he’s been a regular reporter and occasional main presenter ever since. Joe has also presented prime time shows for BBC1, including Holiday Hit Squad and Turn Back Time; two series of the popular Bloody Tales for National Geographic; the BBC1 documentary From Auschwitz with Love; and an array of BBC Daytime projects for BBC1 and BBC2 including Britain’s Empty Homes, Country Tracks and Save My Holiday.

As a keen sportsman, runner, fisherman and outdoor adventure enthusiast, Joe is delighted to have recently joined the Countryfile team and started making films for the hugely successful Sunday evening programme.Joe is currently finishing two history documentaries for the BBC to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

About Royal Collection Trust

Established in 1987, Royal Collection Trust is a department of the Royal Household and the only one that undertakes its activities without recourse to public funds. It incorporates a charity regulated by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, The Royal Collection Trust, and its subsidiary trading company, Royal Collection Enterprises Limited.

Royal Collection Trust has over 400 staff and a Management Board of nine directors. It is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection, and manages the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen and the official London residence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Royal Collection Trust's Learning team has a specific remit to encourage the broadest possible audience to engage with, enjoy and learn about the Royal Collection and Official Residences of The Queen, by delivering inspiring learning programmes and resources online or on-site.

Their key audiences are school teachers and pupils, families, visitors with access needs and adult learners.

Find out more about Royal Collection Trust's learning initiatives online - https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/learning and https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/whatson

Alternatively please telephone +44 (0)303 123 7323 or e-mail learning@royalcollection.org.uk