The Royal Beat pays tribute to the life and legacy of the truly remarkable Queen Elizabeth II. A monarch who committed her life to service throughout her seven decade reign, we explore how her personal qualities profoundly shaped an era of extraordinary change.
Made in 1953 by Rank Studios in celebration of the Queen's Coronation and narrated by Laurence Olivier, this fascinating documentary utilises contemporary newsreel to celebrate the Queen's life up to her ascension.
Her Majesty has seen the world change drastically during her time as Queen. Her inscrutable commitment to duty has defined her lifetime of service to the Crown and lifetime of service to God. But Elizabeth was never meant to be Queen.
The story of an extraordinary sixteen months in British history. When King George VI died unexpectedly in February, his eldest daughter, Princess Elizabeth - just 25 years old - was thrust into the limelight, and overnight became the most famous woman in the world: the Queen of England.
Ep. 1. An unprecedented insight into the Royals and the armed services that fight in their name. From the early 20th century to modern day conflicts such as Afghanistan.
Episode 1 concentrates on the Duke of Edinburgh’s service in the Royal Navy during which he was to see action and the Queen’s r...
The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking
Five exceptional home bakers create an extraordinary pudding fit for the Queen in a national competition. Each hopes their recipe will become the official Jubilee Pudding, and will go down in history.
Prince Philip walked two steps behind Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ever since she became Queen in 1952. For many years before then and many years since he was the supporting, husband and father that the Royal Family needed him to be.
The Royal Collection is the largest private art collection in the world and includes such treasures as Faberge Eggs, family portraits by old masters and contemporary artists and, of course, the priceless Crown Jewels.
The Royal Family is expanding fast and Princess Margaret has surprised everyone by marrying an untitled society photographer. Prince Charles, meanwhile, is packed off to boarding school in Scotland aged 13.
When the 1980s began, Royal watchers had one main question: who would Prince Charles, the world's most eligible bachelor, take for a bride? We soon had our answer and a shy nursery teacher, Lady Diana Spencer, became famous around the world. Marriage preparations consumed the country and their un...
The 1990s would prove to be the decade in which the Monarchy endured some of the worst crises of modern times. In 1992, the Royal Family’s private lives became a media sensation as three of Her Majesty’s children suffered the pain of marital breakdown.
The new millennium has witnessed powerful events and poignant moments for Queen and country. The whole nation celebrated the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother in 2000 but the devastating events of 9/11 ushered in a dark new era, and London itself would be traumatised by terrorism.
Queen Elizabethʼs life has been a journey like no other. Throughout her reign, she has been the United Kingdom's symbol of continuity and stability. Her many visits to the nations around the world have won her the unwavering respect of her subjects and peers.
Featuring an extraordinary array of ...