We all appreciate a good television programme and series about Europe’s royal families, whether it is documentaries about people and castles or dramatised stories from the past and present. Television shows and movies about the royals have always been popular in many countries across the globe, regardless of whether the nation is a republic or monarchy. The latest success is the Netflix series The Crown that has been a great success in Europe as well as in the United States. However, what series do royals enjoy watching?
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have not hidden the fact that they are both big fans of the Danish drama series Forbrydelsen. When the two travelled to the Danish kingdom in 2012, they visited the filming of the series and were able to meet several of the actors.
On the other hand, Prince Charles’s son, Prince Harry, has stated that he is a fan of the American television series Suits. This revelation is, perhaps, not surprising when his current girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has an leading role in the show. Also, Princess Madeleine of Sweden has expressed that she also is a fan of the show, but she prefers another American series, The Good Wife.
We all remember the great success of Downton Abbey. It took Europe by storm, but it was initially met with scepticism among American viewers if we exclude the loyal royalists in the country. It was when the Duchess of Cambridge, in an interview, said that she was a big fan of the series that it became popular in the United States.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has expressed that she likes to watch the old Danish television series Matador, which is about the life in Denmark during the Great Depression and part of the Second World War. Her Danish royal colleague, French-born Princess Marie, is also a supporter of this television series and has previously stated that it was thanks to the television series that she learned the Danish language.