In a world that increasingly values merit over birth is the Royal Family in danger of becoming outdate or do they continue to represent a stalwart symbol of what it means to be British and provide stability in an ever changing world?
The Royal family has always had a very special relationship with their pets: from the lapdog who hid under Mary, Queen of Scots' skirts at her execution to Caesar, King Edward VII's terrier who took precedence over 9 Kings at his masters' State Funeral.
Very few of us will ever get as close to the Royal family as a handful of Royal retainers who form the vital 'inner circle'. From bodyguards to butlers and press officers to dressers, these are the select few who have achieved the rare status of confidante.
Pet-crazy Britain has a monarch to match. It is said the Queen’s private passions follow this order: “horses, dogs, husband and kids.” For the first time, this film documents the extraordinary relationship between the Windsors and their animals. The revelations come courtesy of staff who cooked a...
The Princes lived together in a house in Brighton. With its high proportion of homosexuals, the city was received well by gay Indian Prince Manvendra, but not so well with conservative Prince Africa. The Princesses lived together in Essex and had to get used to the mentality of English boys.
From baboons roaming free around the Tower of London to the Queen's multi-award-winning racing pigeons, the Royal love of animals extends well beyond the corgis that have been resident at Buckingham Palace for the last 60 years.
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.
Life for a Duke isn't what it used to be. The current Duke of Atholl runs a small private sign-making business in South Africa and a small private army in Scotland - whilst the family pile of the Duke and Duchess of St Albans is now a Best Western Hotel with 3.5 stars on Trip Advisor. As there ...
Prince William and Prince Harry: Prisoners of Celebrity
The brothers' private lives are now very much public property. But with their every move, both positive and negative, subject to relentless media scrutiny, have William and Harry, like their mother Diana, become prisoners of their own celebrity?
Thrust into public life at age 19, Diana soon became a world-famous mother - a role that that remained her chief concern for the rest of her life as she reinvented Royal parenting for a new generation. Her devotion as a mother had an enormous impact on her children who continue the tradition of l...