ROYAL CONSORTS

ROYAL CONSORTS

The Consort is the 'other half' of a Reigning Monarch. What does it take to be the power behind the Throne?

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ROYAL CONSORTS
  • The People's Wedding

    It's London in the late autumn of 1947. The capital is black from the smoke of coal fires and the buildings still show the raw scars of wartime bombing. Clothes are still rationed and so is fuel. But something astonishing is happening in the heart of the city.

    Nearly a million people are lini...

  • The First Windsors

    In 1917 with British casualties mounting on the battlefields of France, and anti-German sentiment on the rise at home, King George V together with his powerful wife was forced to change the Royal Family name to Windsor and a new dynasty was born.

    Proud to be king of 'a wonderful people' the fir...

  • Albert: The Power Behind Victoria

    Was Albert really the true power behind Queen Victoria, Empress of India?

  • The Royal View: In-Laws and Outlaws

    New and exclusive to True Royalty.
    From a King who deserted his country to In-laws selling stories to the press; you can choose your friends but not your family even when you are the Queen of England.
    Very lively debate.

  • Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother: A Woman of Her Century

    Elizabeth Bowes Lyon was born in Scotland at the end of the Victorian era. When she died in 2002 aged 102 her remarkable life had spanned the entire twentieth century, and as Queen, mother and Royal great-grandmother she became a cornerstone of the British monarchy.

    This one hour portrait rememb...

  • Royal Recipes: Royal Consorts

    The dishes on show include a favourite of Princess Diana cooked by her former chef Carolyn Robb, a chocolate soufflé said to be enjoyed by Prince Philip and an extravagant first course named after Queen Victoria's beloved husband Albert. All taste just as wonderful today.

  • Portraits of Marie Antoinette - Part 2

    A fascinating look at one of the people closest to the tragic queen through her final hours.

  • Portraits of Marie Antoinette - Part 1

    An intriguing portrait of one of the people closest to the tragic queen.