Royalty pays a visit to BBC Surrey studios
HRH Prince Michael of Kent has visited the Highways England HQ, seeing how travel presenter Sylvie Blackmore compiles and reports her traffic updates for BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex.
Sylvie has been presenting travel news from the studios in Godstone for 12 years.
Commenting on the visit, BBC Surrey’s Assistant Managing Editor Mark Carter said: “Sylvie keeps thousands of commuters on the move every day with her travel updates, from our unique studios within the Highways England building. To have a member of royalty peering over your shoulder is somewhat unusual, but it appears nothing could put Sylvie off her stride!”
The royal guest picked a good day to visit, observing miles of queues on the M25 through Surrey, caused by an accident during the drivetime rush hour, which ironically happened close to junction 6 – the exit for Godstone.