A profile of Queen Elizabeth II details her ascension to the throne in 1952 and coronation in 1953; her 1947 wedding to Prince Philip; and her life today. Included: comments from Ron Howard; Morgan Freeman; and Dennis Quaid.
An overview of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebration, which celebrates her 50th anniversary as monarch. Included: the “party at the palace,” a massive public concert at Buckingham Palace. Included: comments from the Corrs; Ray Davies of The Kinks; music coordinator Michael Kamen; Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne; and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
A profile of Princess Margaret (1930-2002), who was considered one of the family's original “jetsetters.” Also: a profile of King Edward VIII, re-titled the Duke of Windsor after abdicating in 1936 to wed twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson. Included are comments from Tony Bennett, Rupert Everett, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Rose McGowan, Sting and Kate Winslet.
Princess Anne is spotlighted. Included: James Wallace Beaton, her bodyguard at the time, recalls a 1974 kidnapping attempt. Also: a profile of Prince Andrew; a look back at the 1992 fire at Windsor Castle; and comments from Bob Balaban; Neve Campbell; Tim Curry; Kyle McLaughlin; Spice Girls; and Paula Zahn.
A backstage look at Prince Charles' annual Prince's Trust concerts. Also: the royal family's favorite entertainers; and celebrities recount their brushes with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and other members of the royal family. Included: comments from the Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Lionel Richie and Jane Seymour.
A profile of young Prince Harry details his rowdy ways, which garnered headlines in early 2002, and the influence his older brother, William, has on him. Also: the Queen Mother (1900-2001) is recalled, including her inspiring work during World War II. Tony Bennett; Dule Hill; Ben Kingsley; Mira Sorvino; and John Stamos offer comments.
An overview of the storybook marriages members of the royal family, some of which have ended in divorce. Also: an interview with the newest royal; and a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tim Curry, Morgan Fairchild and Will Smith offer comments.
A profile of Prince Charles, the heir to the throne of England, focuses on his marriage to Diana; his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles; and how he gets along with his sons William and Harry. Included: an interview he gave at age 19 while preparing to be “invested” Prince of Wales in a ceremony presided over by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. John Cleese, Destiny's Child, George Hamilton, John Leguizamo, Lucy Liu, Kylie Minogue, Sting, Jennifer Tilly and Kate Winslet offer their comments.
A profile of Princess Diana (1961-1997), including a rarely seen BBC interview she gave, after her breakup with Prince Charles, in which she discusses her legacy. Also included: her seemingly storybook marriage to Charles and its bitter dissolution; and her death. Tony Bennett, Enya, Morgan Fairchild, Patti LaBelle, Barry Manilow, Chris O'Donnell, Kelly Osbourne, Lionel Richie and Paula Zahn offer their comments.
A profile of Prince William, the future King of England. Included: his boisterous youth; the death of his mother, Princess Diana; his stint doing volunteer work in Chile; his dislike of life in the spotlight; and his reported reluctance to ascend to the throne. Also: royal photographer Arthur Edwards shares some of his memorable photos; and Emma Lee Bunton (“Baby Spice”) recalls when she met William and his younger brother Harry. Other celebrities commenting are Traci Bingham, Charlotte Church, Faith Evans and Rose McGowan.
An overview of Great Britain's royal family, including snapshot portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, her husband Prince Philip and their sons, Charles, Edward and Andrew. Also: an examination of the intricate relationships that exist amongst the royal family; a tour of Buckingham Palace; and a look at the Changing of the Guards.
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Premiered: August 18, 2002
Premise: An 11-part overview of the modern-day British royal family, detailing its members' private lives and public scandals. (more)