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(VIDEO) The Uncrowned Jewels.

Here is the 1987 BBC documentary entitled, The Uncrowned Jewels.  The program focuses on “…the sale of the Duchess of Windsor’s lavish collection of jewels.”

(VIDEO) Les Trésors des Châteaux de la Loire

Here is the 2016 documentary entitled, Les Trésors des Châteaux de la Loire.  The program is in French.

(VIDEO) Secrets of the Tower of London.

Here is the documentary entitled, Secrets of the Tower of London.  I’m sure most of you have seen the program before.  If not, enjoy!  :)

(VIDEO) The Aristocrats: The Rothschilds.

Here is the Channel 4 UK documentary entitled, The Rothschilds.

(VIDEO) Royal Wives at War. A New Program from PBS.

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, PBS in co-production with the BBC presents Royal Wives at War a one-hour dramatization that reveals new look at England’s abdication crisis of 1936 as seen through the eyes of the two women at its heart.

In a series of dramatized monologues set in 1967, Elizabeth the Queen Mother, played by Ms. Emma Davies, and Wallis Simpson, played by Ms. Gina McKee, look back at events that led King Edward VIII, played by Mr. Nick Waring, to give up the throne for the woman he loved. Combining dramatic reconstructions, archives and a chorus of acquaintances and biographers, Royal Wives at War tells the intimate and moving story of two strong women and the friction that characterized their relationship.

The program not only explores the scandalous love story, but also the emotional impact of the post-abdication fallout: how Wallis regretted a marriage she now couldn’t avoid and how Elizabeth, miserable at becoming Queen Consort, schemed to ostracize and exile both Edward and Wallis. Upon the outbreak of war, the British government was forced to step in, banishing the Windsors to the then-sleepy backwater of the Bahamas. Elizabeth became the power behind the throne during the war years while Wallis lashed out bitterly from afar.

rwatw“Royal Wives at War takes a fresh new look at one of Britain’s most dramatic royal moments of the 20th century…” notes Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming for PBS. “The brilliant English actresses Emma Davies and Gina McKee give us compelling new portrayals of the friction between the two wives, while also showing us the personal, emotional stakes of the abdication crisis and its aftermath.”  In addition to Davies, McKee and Waring, Royal Wives at War features Ms. Emma Campbell-Jones as Thelma Furness and Mr. Richard Harrington as the narrator. Biographers Mr. Andrew Morton, Lady Colin Campbell and Ms. Anne Sebba also are featured in the program.

Royal Wives at War will première on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 9 P.M.  Check your local PBS listing for more information.

With many thanks to Goodman Media for the press photo and release for the information.

(VIDEO) Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life

Here is the 2016 BBC documentary entitled, Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life.

For almost 120 years, Country Life magazine has been aspiring to capture the elusive soul of the British countryside, from muddy fields to stately homes. Jane Treays spent a year filming with the magazine, exploring the lives of those who have been bred into the land, inherited it or have simply bought into its dreams.

From a “girl in pearls” shoot in Yorkshire to a historic mansion in Dorset, via Lindisfarne Castle and a family farm in Somerset, this series captures the glory and eccentricity of the men and women who live the rural life.

So, what does this program have to do with royalty?  Well, nothing, really.  I enjoyed the documentary so I thought I would share it with all of you.

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(VIDEO) An Interview with HRH Princess Michael of Kent.

Here is an interesting interview with one of the most controversial members of the British royal family, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent.

(VIDEO) Anne: Portrait of a Princess

 

Here it the documentary about the awesome Princess Royal entitled, Anne: Portrait of a Princess.

(VIDEO) Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother

Here is the documentary entitled, Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother.

(VIDEO) Wallis: La Sulfureuse Duchesse de Windsor

 

Here is the new documentary, in French, entitled Wallis: La Sulfureuse Duchesse de Windsor.

(VIDEO) The Enthronement Ceremony of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan.

 

Here is the rare video from the November 12, 1990, enthronement ceremony of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Enjoy!

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(VIDEO) The Real Versailles. Yes, It’s Yet Another Documentary.

Here is yet another documentary from the BBC entitled, The Real Versailles.

(VIDEO) Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary. A Documentary.

Here is the 2016 BBC documentary — in English — entitled, Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary.  Enjoy!