THE LIFE OF A ROYAL

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  • Highclere: Behind the scenes

    1 season

    Exclusive access to the real Downton Abbey, as we follow the highs and lows of the colourful modern-day Lord and Lady Carnarvon and their loyal staff

  • Succession: The Royal Bloodline

    Royal succession, or the transition of power from one ruler to the next, hasn't always been smooth - quite the contrary - it has been the epicentre of some of the biggest scandals in history.

  • Discovering Royalty on Film

    An entertaining look at the critics top 25 films featuring Royal Stories throughout history on the silver screen. From 'The King's Speech' to 'The Last Emperor'. Will your 'favourite' make the cut?

  • The Royals: A History of Scandals

    1 season

    Professor Suzannah Lipscomb looks at the roles the press, parliament and the public have played in generating outrage and spreading scandalous royal rumours.

  • Coronation Tailors: Fit for a King

    The Great British Sewing Bee’s Patrick Grant goes behind the scenes at the family business creating thousands of bespoke ceremonial uniforms in time for the coronation.

  • King Charles III: A Road to the Throne

    1 season

    A prince becomes a king. This new, unfiltered and immersive portrait of the new monarch examines Charles' childhood, memories of the Queen's coronation and his investiture as Prince of Wales.

  • The Real Crown: Inside the House of Windsor

    1 season

    1970s Britain is in the grip of a fuel crisis, strikes and inflation. Prince Charles is about to be crowned Prince of Wales - the first step in his journey towards becoming a king.

  • Royal Upstairs Downstairs

    1 season

    Chef Rosemary Shrager and antiques expert Tim Wonnacott travel to the stately homes visited by Queen Victoria as written about in her diaries.

  • The Royal Family On Tour

    1 season

    These insightful documentaries reveal what really happens behind-the-scenes when the royals go on tour. Through a combination of archive footage and interviews with royal insiders, we’ll look at the most momentous, emotional, and controversial events when royals travel the world.

  • Royals in Wartime: Monarchy and the Military

    1 season

    Discover how the the royal House of Windsor have risked life and limb to support the nation in times of War.

  • A Royal Guide To...

    1 season

    A look at the more obscure protocols and etiquette followed by the British royal family, as well as examining the historical origins of some of the customs and why they continue to endure.

  • A Royal Tour of the Twentieth Century: 40s and 50s

    The early royal tours capture the celebration and optimism of a post-WW2 world; but there is tragedy in store as the young Princess Elizabeth hears the news of her father's death whilst in Kenya celebrating her marriage. For the next decade, the royal family was to be confronted by the changing f...

  • A Royal Tour of the Twentieth Century: 60s and 70s

    Political and social upheaval throughout the 60s and 70s was to change the role of the Windsors' relationship to the Commonwealth, as former colonies moved to independence following often-turbulent times. Inevitably there was a distinct change and a new world order, bringing with it diminished po...

  • A Royal Tour of the Twentieth Century: 80s and 90s

    With increasing media attention and the emergence of the paparazzi, a new generation of royals came to the forefront of popular culture; most notably personified by Prince Charles and Diana. As the Commonwealth diminished, the royal family faced more personal breakdowns and tragedies.

  • A Royal Tour of the Twentieth Century: 1990 - 2000 and Beyond

    During the final decade of the 20th century the next generation of the royal family moved to the forefront, as the Queen retired from touring. Throughout a century of great loss, celebration and change, the legacy of the Windsors continues to stand the test of time.

  • Secrets Of The Royal Jewels

    The dazzling stories behind the world's most famous collection of precious stones, from the crown jewels to Diana's sparkling accessories, and Kate's favourite tiara.

  • Secrets of the Royal Traditions

    Royal insiders lead us through the secrets of the sometimes downright strange world of royal traditions.

  • Secrets Of The Royal Kitchens

    From glamorous state banquets to the Queen's TV dinners: kitchens are central to royal life. In this programme, royal chefs reveal all their secrets!

  • Harry's South Pole Heroes

    1 season

    Four wounded British soldiers led by Prince Harry prepare to take on teams from the USA and the Commonwealth in a 200 km race to the South Pole.

  • Secrets Of The Royal Doctors

    An intimate look at royal life; from births to deaths & everything in between. No-one gets closer to the royals than their doctors!

  • Secrets of the Royal Palaces

    2 seasons

    A fascinating, in-depth look at the many homes of the British Royal family and the secrets held therein.

  • Secrets of The Queen's Coronation

    A behind-the-scenes look at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation; sharing memories and anecdotes from those who played key roles at the celebration, all speaking publicly for the first time.

  • Prince Harry in Africa

    Prince Harry travels to Lesotho in Southern Africa to look at the progress being made by his charity, Sentebale, to combat HIV/AIDS.

  • William: The Making of a King

    Prince William is now second in line to the throne and will, one day, succeed his father. What sort of King will he be and how will his past determine this?