As the country gears up for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, Hampton School’s Talk! programme welcomed BBC Royal Correspondent Sarah Campbell to discuss her career path and life as a royal reporter.
Ms Campbell joined the BBC straight after leaving university, training in different news departments, and covered some of the biggest stories of the decade before moving across to the royal desk. She was one of the main correspondents who covered the Queen’s death, remaining at Balmoral until Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral cortege left the Scottish royal residence on September 11 last year. Sarah Campbell who is a regular presenter for BBC Breakfast, has also reported on the Prince Andrew scandal and the ongoing Harry and Megan saga.
She spoke to a fascinated Hammond Theatre audience, made up of pupils and members of the local community, about the challenges of reporting on royal stories including being part of an international press pack, establishing what stories should run, and always maintaining impartiality. Ms Campbell has a busy time ahead as she and her BBC colleagues prepare to cover King Charles’ coronation at a lavish ceremony in Westminster Abbey, which will be watched by millions across the globe.
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