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Old 06-12-2011, 03:56 AM
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Various scenes from 'Elizabeth R' (1992) can be found here.

For those who have never seen it, here's a short teaser...

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Old 06-25-2011, 03:26 PM
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Tomorrow, sunday 26.6.2011 the satellite channel ARTE will show newly found TV material of the coronation of Elizabeth II. on 7.30 AM. ARTE is available on the ASTRA satellite sytsem in both German and French language.

If somebody has a chance to tape it and publish it at YouTube - this is a delight- and insightful programme worth watching as it has a well-informed comment to it.
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"Walking the Dogs" (2012) Sky TV - The Queen and Palace intruder Michael Fagan

Emma Thompson is to star in a half-hour drama entitled "Walking the Dogs".

The drama which is set to be screened later this year depicts the meeting between Queen Elizabeth and intruder, Michael Fagan, after he found himself in the Monarch's bedroom.

Emma Thompson stars as Queen in Palace break-in drama - Telegraph

...But now the morning she woke up to find an intruder in her bedroom is to be recreated in a new television drama starring Emma Thompson. And the Queen has found an unlikely ally: Michael Fagan, the man who broke into the Palace. He has criticised producers for recreating the incident saying it shows a "lack of respect" for the Queen in her jubilee year.

"Walking the Dogs", which is set to be screened this year, looks back at the moment Michael Fagan scaled walls and rooftops to find himself beside the startled monarch’s four-poster bed. But speaking yesterday, the now 61-year-old claimed his "moment of madness" should be kept hidden and not revisited during the Queen’s jubilee year.He said: "The Queen deserves respect and I'm sorry that all the focus over all these years has been on the fact that I was in her bedroom. I can't believe they're now putting so much attention on it, particularly in her jubilee year. It was just a moment of madness."

Thompson, who won an Oscar for writing the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, took up the offer of the role as Queen after being impressed by the script. The production is written by Helen Greaves and is part of a series of one-off comedies and dramas called Playhouse Presents, which were commissioned by Sky Arts. The actress is set to star in the half-hour drama alongside Eddie Marsan, who plays Fagan, and Russell Tovey, who plays a royal footman. Together the three discuss a variety of themes including love, family and personal freedoms before police are finally alerted to the break-in and arrive to take Fagan away.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:42 PM
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Here are some links of some royal documentaries:

http://youtu.be/62KmDKYt4Hs
^ 4 parts "a royal year to remember" on the Windsors

http://youtu.be/z3aNgtB9bNg
^"long to reign over us, the Queen's ascension"

http://youtu.be/LxuYJ1Udm5E
^ Coronation of Elizabeth II docu-7 parts
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:00 PM
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/cr/B00...3591049&sr=8-1

I'm going to get this DVD. It's a good price and looks a good factual backup to The King's Speech which made a good entertaining drama.

Or even better, this link!
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:36 PM
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Desert Island Discs

For those with access to iTunes, you might like to know that you can download royal episodes of the popular British "Desert Island Discs" series for free. The show is basically an interview with the 'castaway' who has to choose records to take with them on a desert island. At the moment, there's episodes with Princess Margaret, Princess Michael and the Duchess of Kent but there's also some with various other figures such as a few of the Mitford girls. Enjoy!

P.S - if you search Desert Island Discs in iTunes, you can find the episodes.
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"The Duke: A Portrait of Prince Philip" (2008) ITV documentary

An intimate portrait of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, presented by Trevor MacDonald.
For a man who's been in the public eye for 60 years, the Duke of Edinburgh remains something of an enigma. Sir Trevor McDonald's two-part profile in which the knighted newsreader follows the Duke on state visits and discusses his conservation work with him. There's also footage of the Prince's own films of his travels.




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Old 09-23-2012, 12:38 PM
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Hi Artemisia..My die-hard interest in British royals has made me familiar with your name for almost a year..Dont you think The Duke of Edinburgh is a very under-rated royal..People have conveniently fixed him the tag "racist", though he has never made an actual racist comment..People just do not appreciate how much his discretion, resilience and that mere presence "one step behind" has contributed to the stability of Queen's reign. Imagine the situation of monarchy had he been like prince Bernhard, accepting money from companies..or like Prince Henrik..throwing tantrums and absconding..I always feel he never got the appreciation that is his due. Maybe the palace PR machinery doesnt care for his image..What do you say?
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:04 PM
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When I think about the Duke of Edinburgh, a lot of words come to mind. Here is a man that for the past 60 years of his life has (as some would say) relegated to one step behind his wife and Queen. He has basically taken his position in the marriage and turned it into an example that should this situation in the future arise, many would be wise to take lessons from him. It is well known that Philip follows HM in all things royal and protocol wise but not many realize that when it comes to the "Firm", its Philip that definitely rules the roost. He's the head of the Way Ahead committee (a group of senior family members and their advisors) and most probably has had as much effect on how the BRF has been presented to the public as anyone if not more so. Over the years he's become well known for his "gaffes". I have to admit that at first, it just seemed to me that when least expected, something politically incorrect would pop out of his mouth. As I grew to "know" this man, I think in a way its one of the endearing ways he balances out the Queen. She must be at all times regal, staid and the up most in dignity and with Philip by her side popping out something outrageous and witty, I think perhaps it not only relaxes HM, but gives her a "Oh Philip!!" moment and its gives the both of them a more human aura.

One of the more humorous stories I've heard about this couple comes from a time long gone while they were at Balmoral. I don't remember it verbatim but it seems the both of them got into some kind of tiff while driving on the estate and Philip roared that if she didn't stop, she was going to have to get out and walk. Later the person who was with them (and recounted the story) asked her why did she go quiet? After all.. she IS the Queen. HM simply replied "I didn't want to walk".

Although history will remember the reign of Elizabeth II as one of the most beloved Queens in British history, I do think that as Victoria had her Albert, it will also be remembered that Elizabeth had her Philip.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:13 PM
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Although history will remember the reign of Elizabeth II as one of the most beloved Queens in British history, I do think that as Victoria had her Albert, it will also be remembered that Elizabeth had her Philip.
Very nicely said. I concur.
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Hi Artemisia..
First off all, welcome to the forum, vkrish, and thank you very much for the kind words.

Personally, I've always regarded Prince Philip as an epitome of duty, a man without whom the Queen would not have been able (in my opinion) to serve her country with the same devotion she does now. He is a perfect Consort, a man who knows his place in public (as you said, always three steps behind his wife), yet is undoubtedly the head of family in private.

He never abided by rules or let conventions (such as political correctness) rule his life: Philip is who he has always been, and he won't let anyone change that. His comments or "gaffes" are usually tongue-in-cheek and not offensive at all. True, some could be interpreted in a negative way, but the same can be said even about the most innocuous phrases.

There was a time (especially in the aftermath of Diana's death and all the conspiracy theories that thrived afterwards) when the Duke of Edinburgh was not, to put it mildly, the most popular member of the Royal Family. He was called all sorts of names. Nowadays, however, most British people seem to like him immensely and regard as something of a national treasure. The older he gets, the more people appreciate his dedication and hard work. Not to mention, a lot are coming to a realisation that Philip is truly the Queen's rock.


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I just read your post, and agree with every word. They say that behind every great man there's a great woman. Well, it works the other way too: behind every great woman, there is a great man. The Queen is truly loved by most of her people, and I think they appreciate the immense support and loyalty Prince Philip has shown throughout Her Majesty's reign.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:36 PM
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Thank you Artemisia and Osipi for your nice responses..Lets hope the media and people will start appreciating Prince Philip's role in the "reign" they celebrate so much..I cant wait for "history" to do it, though..lolz
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Very nicely said. I concur.
Totally agree victoria had albert and elizabeth has phillip.
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When HM became queen she basically gave the job of running their personal family to Philip so that she could concentrate on her job. He ran all their private estates etc. and made the decisions on education ect. They are a true team.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:34 PM
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Sophie Winkleman [Lady Frederick Windsor] "First Love" Documentary

I don't know if this was already posted but I just watched this documentary on Sophie Winkleman (Lady Frederick Windsor) talking about her first love...Opera. Here you can watch her prepare to make her first Opera debut and I think this doc really let you in on who she really is and how her interest in Opera inspires her.







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The Making Of A Monarchy For The Modern World" (2012) YouTube video

On June 6, 2012, an important three-day conference began at Kensington Palace in London. Scholars from around the world, including Harvard University Professor Maya Jasanoff and Princeton University Professor Sir David Cannadine, gathered to discuss the, “... British monarchy and its relationship to the modern world.”

The making of a monarchy for the modern world 2012 - YouTube

Chaired by Michael Day (Chief Executive, HRP) and Lucy Worsley (Chief Curator, HRP) - Professor Sir David Cannadine (Princeton University) opening the conference:

"When did the British Monarchy become a constitutional monarchy?"

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:06 AM
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"Queen & Country" (2012) PBS series: traditions and institutions of the Monarchy

In the wake of the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years as British monarch, Trevor McDonald’s Queen & Country offers viewers a look at the customs surrounding the monarchy – from the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to the queen’s royal visits – and a glimpse of the greatest historic royal places.

Episode-1: London: Royal City-
Video: London: Royal City | Watch Queen & Country Online | PBS Video

Episode-2: Royal Visit-
Video: Royal Visit | Watch Queen & Country Online | PBS Video

Episode-3: The Queen's Possessions-
Video: The Queen's Possessions | Watch Queen & Country Online | PBS Video

Episode-4: Traveller-
Video: Traveller | Watch Queen & Country Online | PBS Video

Queen & Country | Watch Online | PBS Video
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"Our Diamond Queen" (December 2012) Sky 1 Documentary

Our Diamond Queen:

New. Join Sky News' royal commentator Alastair Bruce OBE as he looks back over the events of a truly extraordinary year for the royal family.

Sun16 Dec, 7:30pm Sky1 +1

Mon17 Dec, 9pm PICK TV

Mon17 Dec, 10pm PICK TV+1

Thu20 Dec, 8pm Sky1

Thu20 Dec, 9pm Sky1 +1

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:53 AM
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Many thanks for this info, Dman. I think I'll have to get my Sky+ set to record the series.
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"Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm" CBC Doc Zone 2013 Program

Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm:
Curtin, director of After Elizabeth II: Monarchy in Peril and Chasing the Royals, reveals a fascinating world behind the palace doors, where staff works long hours for low pay. From nannies and butlers to chefs, footmen, body guards and private secretaries, round the clock they labour, often thanklessly, to keep the monarchy humming.

Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm will air on CBC on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. and again on CBC News Network on Saturday, January 19, at 11 p.m.

CBC - Doc Zone - Episode - Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm

Preview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dB4hXD4bceE

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...fit-for-a-king
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