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  • Royal Scandals

    Scandal and intrigue have dogged the Royal Family for the last 1,000 years. From murder, hidden children and Princesses in asylums to divorces, secret photos and controversial television appearances.

  • The Royal Beat: The Truth Behind The Crown

    Kate Thornton presents The Royal Beat which takes a close look at the real stories behind The Crown.

  • Chasing the Royals: The Media & the Monarchy

    The Royal relationship with the media has been turbulent to say the least. Do the Royal Family need the press more than they would care to admit or would the Palace prefer to cut all ties?

  • Hitler's Favourite Royal

    Prince Charles Edward was Queen Victoria’s favourite grandson.At the age of 16 he was ordered to Germany by his grandmother where he was transformed from a British Prince into a German Duke.
    At the outbreak of the First World War, Prince Charles Edward had no option but to fight for Germany aga...

  • The Queen's Worst Year

    1992 marked the Queen's Annus Horribilis as the Palace was rocked by scandal and disaster. Marital discord and divorce, paparazzi nightmares and a devasting fire at her beloved Windsor Castle all within a matter of months was to lead to the Queen's famous speech; '1992 is not a year on which I sh...

  • Diana: Behind Palace Walls

    Rumours of Royal infidelity didn't begin with Prince Charles: even the Queen and Prince Philip were forced to deny problems early in their marriage. Accusations of marital misbehaviour has dogged the Royal family for generations.

  • The Fergie Story: Paradise Lost

    When the marriage between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson began, Sarah was one of the most popular women to become Duchess of York since the creation of the title in 1385.
    With her informal style and sense of fun, Sarah seemed like a breath of fresh air sweeping through a somewhat outdated ins...

  • Princess Margaret: Her Real Life Story

    A striking society beauty with her own ‘court’ of actors, playboys and bohemians. This intimate biography explores the reality behind the myth of the Queen's younger sister – Princess Margaret.

    Prevented from marrying her first love, Peter Townsend in the name of duty, Princess Margaret’s life ...

  • The New Royals

    The Young Royals have reclaimed the front pages but is this a blessing or a curse? More controversially are some Royals even starting to exploit their celebrity status for commercial gain?

  • Meghan and Harry: A Royal Crisis

    A news reactive documentary made following Meghan and Harry's announcement in 2020 that shocked the World: that they would be stepping back from Royal duties.
    ITV's Royal Editor, Chris Ship looks back at their famous story and examines the probable repercussions of their extraordinary decision ...

  • Diana and Sarah: The Royal Wives of Windsor

    They began with high hopes and fairy-tale weddings but ended in scandal and with bitter accusations as both Royal couples announced that they were separating. This is the story of Diana and Sarah, the ‘Royal Wives of Windsor'.

  • Royal Funerals

    From the opulent renaissance funeral of Elizabeth I to the tabloid headlines of Diana’s modern tragedy, funerals are the ultimate salute and homage to the last King or Queen and a celebration of the new one who has ascended to the throne.

  • Fourteen Weddings and A Divorce

    The image of the British Royal family is most popularly encapsulated around the world in the powerful images of Royal weddings now punctuated on a continuous basis by gossip and scandal. Just how much of what we hear is true and how difficult is it to live under the constant scrutiny of the press?

  • The Secret Photos of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

    The intimate love story of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson as it's never been seen before. The secret, moving and often surprising tale of the most glamorous exiles in the world is told through a unique collection of photographs, offering new insight into the romance between the King and 'the divo...

  • Royal Murder Mysteries: The Riddle of the Romanovs

    In July 1918, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was marched into a cellar and shot by a Bolshevik firing squad. His family, his wife, his son and his four daughters were executed with him.
    However the mystery of Anastasia has remained. The youngest of his daughters is believed by some to have escaped a...

  • Royal Murder Mysteries: The Prince and The Ripper

    Rumour, speculation and scandal dogged the short life of Albert Victor, known as 'Eddy', the grandson of Queen Victoria. Most fascinating of all was that he was named a suspect in the infamous 'Jack the Ripper' murders of the late 19th century. Was this simply a case of mistaken identity or was i...

  • Royal Murder Mysteries: Death in the Valley

    During World War II, Kenya's Happy Valley was a hedonistic hideaway for society's Royal and Aristocratic elite where casual sex, drug taking and general debauchery were common.
    This is the true story of the life and mysterious murder of the most talked about and notorious member of the set; the 2...

  • Royal Murder Mysteries: The Duke of Kent

    The death of The Queen's Uncle, The Duke of Kent in a plane crash in 1942 has never been explained and seems never to have been fully investigated. The hellraising Prince was, without doubt an embarrassment to The Royal Family and the Government and this, together with the fact that he was suppos...

  • Royal Murder Mysteries: George V. Mercy or Murder?

    On January 20th 1936 George V of England was pronounced dead. However, his personal physician made an astounding confession in his private diaries claiming that he, in fact, killed him with the administration of a lethal injection of morphine and heroin effectively murdering a reigning British mo...

  • Royal Murder Mysteries: Ludwig, Mad King of Bavaria

    King Ludvig II was wildly eccentric and in 1886 was declared insane and deposed from his throne. Just 3 days later his corpse, together with that of his physician, was found in a lake outside Munich. The official verdict was suicide but recent evidence suggests murder. So why has his body never b...