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Pick of the Week: The Royal Restoration

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 26, 2020 3:09:50 PM

 

This week’s pick, The Royal Restoration: Dumfries House, shows a side of Prince Charles people might not normally see: a man with a passion for preserving historical and architectural gems even when the stakes are high.

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Topics: Prince Charles

Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 23, 2020 7:13:45 PM

 

Serving the Royals, this week’s pick from Jessica Fellowes, journalist, novelist and author of several Downton Abbey companion books, offers an exclusive insight into the men and women who served the Royal Family.

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Charles, Buckingham Palace

Royals on the Rocks: Our 5 Favourite Moments

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 4:20:00 AM

 

True Royalty TV’s brand new and exclusive show, The Royal View, brings together Royal insiders, commentators and biographers, to tease the fact from the fantasy and reveal the truth about the Royal Family.

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Topics: Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince William, Prince Harry

Blood on their Hands: Our 5 Favourite Moments

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 4:12:00 AM

 

In the second episode of The Royal View: Blood On Their Hands, guests look at the feud between the press and the Royals, and debate whether the paparazzi are too invasive in their pursuit of Royals, or if the fact they’re in the public eye makes them fair game.

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Topics: Diana, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Prince Harry

“Divorce is still a bit of a dirty word in the Royal Family”

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 3:59:53 AM

 

It’s been over 80 years since a divorced woman brought the Royal Family to its knees. Times may have changed, but is Buckingham Palace still scandalised by the arrival of another American divorcee in the 21st century?

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

“You can’t be both victim and perpetrator!”

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 3:54:46 AM

 

Diana is one of the most beloved figures in British history, affectionately dubbed ‘The People’s Princess’ – but her relationship with the press was complicated to say the least. Was she the unfortunate victim of the paparazzi or did some part of her seek out the limelight?

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Topics: Princess Diana

“The Queen said she thought it was a good idea for Diana and Charles to separate.”

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 3:52:15 AM

 

Despite being remembered fondly as a ‘fairytale wedding’, the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana quickly became mired in betrayals and recriminations. Was this spectacular tale of affair and scandal ever salvageable? Or was it doomed from the very start?

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Topics: Princess Diana, The Queen

“Princess Margaret was with the Italian Ambassador – completely drunk!’”

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 3:49:36 AM

 

The world knows about Princess Margaret’s wild party lifestyle and her forbidden love for Peter Townsend – but is this the whole story? Was this image of the scandalous younger sister fair, or was there more to the rebellious Princess than meets the eye?

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Topics: Princess Margaret

“My phone rang and Diana was laughing, ‘You never told me about the nudist beach!’”

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 3:46:30 AM

 

While many romanticise the Royal Family as privileged and born into a wealthy dynasty, they sacrifice any attempt of a private life with their titles. Should this just be an accepted part of the role or considered an invasion of privacy from the press?

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Topics: Princess Diana

“The Monarch apologised to the nation. When had that happened before?”

Posted by Dan Struthers on Oct 20, 2020 3:34:33 AM

 

During her reign as monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has aimed to be as unpolitical and uninvolved in the scandals that surrounded her as possible. Should the Queen make more of an effort to be involved to lead our nation in the 21st century? Or should she remain our stoic and reserved Head of State?

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Topics: The Queen

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