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Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall

  • Episode:

    1 of 2

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 24 Oct 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 43 2019 : Sat 19 Oct - Fri 25 Oct

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  • Published:

    Wed 09 Oct 2019

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Prince Charles: Inside The Duchy of Cornwall    

Episode 1

Two-part landmark observational documentary with privileged access to Prince Charles and his private domain, the Duchy of Cornwall, the ancient Royal estate which he has  built up over the last 50 years into a billion pound business to support himself, his immediate family and his charities. 

This first episode examines the life’s work of Prince Charles as the longest serving Duke of Cornwall - referred to simply by his staff and tenants as “the Boss”.

It shows how the Duchy is run to reflect his personal philosophies across the whole estate, stretching from the Duchy headquarters, adjacent to Buckingham Palace, to struggling farms on the far-flung Isles of Scilly.

The film explores how the estate supports an ancient way of life on Bodmin Moor but also gives young families the opportunity to embark on a new start in farming.

It’s all a stark contrast to the lives of residents in the Duchy’s ancient manor of Kennington, in inner-city London, and those of Poundbury, in Dorset, who are creating their own new community in a visionary and once controversial new town inspired by their Duke. 

Narrated by Amanda Redman

Produced by BBC Studios for ITV.