Radio 2 legend Steve Wright lies low in a baseball cap and black suit jacket as he leaves the BBC studios after dedicating a show to Prince Philip
It has been an important part of BBC radio programming since the 1980s.
And on Saturday, Steve Wright, 66, dedicated his on-air niche to Prince Philip, marking the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing with a Radio 2 special.
Leaving the BBC’s London offices in a dapper black blazer and gray dress pants, the legendary broadcaster kept a low profile as he strolled through the capital.
Low key: Steve Wright, 66, dedicated his on-air niche to Prince Philip on Saturday, marking the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing on Wednesday with a Radio 2 special
Steve wore a white mask that conformed to pandemic protocol and hid his brown hair under a beige baseball cap.
He held in his hand a large black briefcase, which undoubtedly contained everything Steve needed for a day at the office.
He teamed his casual outfit with a pair of tan slip-on shoes.
The DJ joined the BBC in 1980, previously featuring the Saturday night slot and breakfast shows on Radio 1.
Casual: Leaving the BBC’s London offices in a dapper black blazer and gray dress pants, the legendary broadcaster kept a low profile as he strolled through the capital.
Steve has altered his lineup and music schedule to reflect the mood of the nation following Prince Philip’s death on Friday.
Britain entered eight days of mourning ahead of the Duke’s funeral next Saturday, after the Queen announced with ‘deep sadness’ the death of her husband at the age of 99.
Philip was her ‘strength and stay’ throughout their 73-year marriage and 69-year reign, as crowds of mourners laying flowers and tributes in palaces grew so numerous that ‘they were told to disperse because of the pandemic.
The Duke of Edinburgh spent his last days at Windsor Castle with his wife, whom he affectionately referred to as Lilibet throughout their long life together, after a 28 night stay in hospital after being admitted to the mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart. state.
Protected: Steve wore a white mask that complied with pandemic protocol and hid his brown hair under a beige baseball cap
Her Majesty announced her husband’s death at noon as the Union Flag was lowered at half mast outside Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and on public buildings in the UK and Commonwealth. Westminster Abbey will ring 99 times in his memory starting at 6 p.m. tonight.
Prince Charles was seen leaving Windsor Castle this evening, hours after news of his father’s death was announced. The Prince of Wales visited his mother on Friday afternoon from her home in Gloucestershire, sources said.
The royal family said in a statement: ‘It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The royal family joins people around the world in mourning their loss ”.