The Real Crown: Inside the House of Windsor

Inside The Crown

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Week 40 2023 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct

Mon 18 Sep 2023

The Real Crown: Inside the House of Windsor

[Full series available on ITVX]

Series overview

The real behind-the-scenes story of the lives, loves, scandals, trials and tribulations of the world’s most famous family.

Featuring interviews from key figures with first-hand accounts, plus rarely seen footage, as the story is told through the perspective of the major personal challenges that faced The Queen and the monarchy throughout her reign.

The series sees the rare archive footage set against the revealing new interviews with those present at the time - some of whom have never previously spoken on camera. Viewers will see the images played out to the world during historic moments, while hearing the inside story and gaining a rare insight into The Queen’s personal experience of navigating the events that shaped her family’s fortunes and the history of the United Kingdom.

Episode 2: Threats

The Royal Family are under threat from enemies both without and within. Heir to the throne Prince Charles has yet to find a bride, placing the future of the monarchy in peril. The Queen must steer Prince Charles into making the right choice but her efforts are thwarted by the shadowy influence of Charles’s Great Uncle Lord Mountbatten – who is fixed on becoming the power behind the throne and marrying Prince Charles off to his granddaughter Amanda. Meanwhile the outside world closes in on the monarchy, Princess Anne survives an attempted kidnapping and the IRA threaten the Royal Family. When the Queen visits Ulster as part of her Jubilee tour, riots break out, and the IRA plant a bomb at the very location where she is due to make a speech. The Queen narrowly escapes, but her visit lights a fuse that ends with the murder of Mountbatten in an IRA bombing. Prince Charles is left grieving and bereft after the death of his Great Uncle – but a strange twist of fate intervenes when he is consoled by Lady Diana Spencer who has all the attributes of the perfect Royal bride. 



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