The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Receive Blue Peter Badges

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined up with a select group - a lot more select than the royal family - by being honored gold Blue Peter badges.

William and Kate was given the accolade because of their promotion work on psychological health concerns having an effect on children.

"That's very touching," says William on getting an honour his grandma has been provided during her Gold Jubilee year.

Kate mentioned obtaining the badge was "hugely special," and "a real honour."

William and Kate are going to be witnessed receiving their badges in Thursday's Blue Peter Xmas special on CBBC.

Sir David Attenborough, JK Rowling, Steven Spielberg and David Beckham are amongst a small number of people to present the programme's gold badge.

Last year the great
Roald Dahl took over as the first individual to acquire one after death.

The exceptional badge is offered to role models and public figures whom demonstrate superb skills in their field and encourage youngsters across years.

However it will be superseded next year if your programme presents a new Diamond badge to mark its Sixtieth anniversary.

William stated it was "amazing" to achieve the badge of honour and guaranteed to compare his together with the Queen's.

Blue Peter presenters Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya had the honour of giving the badges over.