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Preview: Five new documentaries for ‘Royals Month’ on CBC

During September, channel CBC will be showing five brand new documentaries focusing on different members of the royal family for ‘Royals Month’ on the Canadian channel. These enlightening documentaries will reveal more to audiences about the lives of the royals through exclusive interviews with some members of the royal family, commentators and staff members.

‘Royals Month’ begins this Friday. More information about each documentary can be found below:157868398_a26e97ad68_z

Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother – Friday 12th Sep, 8pm

This documentary focuses on Her Majesty The Queen through the perspectives of those closest to her. Rare interviews with the likes of Prince Philip, the Duke of York and Princes William and Harry throw light on Her Majesty during her teenage years, when she was married, and when she became a mother and then a doting grandmother (and now great-grandmother!). After access to Clarence House and Buckingham Palace, along with never seen before footage from private collections, this documentary takes a closer look at The Queen from a more personal standpoint.

William & Kate: First Year – Friday 19th Sep, 8pm

This hour-long documentary will look back at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first year of marriage, beginning with their momentous wedding day in April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. With the aid of esteemed royal commentators, audiences will have an exceptional insight the first year of the royal couple’s married life together, looking back at their wedding day, their honeymoon in Seychelles and their tour of North America and Canada. With talk of a potential heir on the way, observers discuss the challenges and changes that William and Kate will be likely to face in the years to come.

William & Kate: In South Seas Islands – Friday 26th, 8pm

This documentary will take a closer look at William and Kate’s tour of the South Seas Islands in 2012 when they travelled there as representatives for The Queen during the Diamond Jubilee tour. This was a rare opportunity for the royal couple, who moved from the bustling cities of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, to the beautiful beaches of the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

Prince George at One – Monday 29th Sep, 8pm

After turning one just two months ago, this documentary celebrates the much anticipated birth of Prince George and looks back at the young Prince’s first year. The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child saw the royal couple’s roles change from a young married couple into dotting and attentive parents. George’s first year has been noticeably busy, especially after making a few public appearances during the young family’s tour of Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. With the recent news that the Duchess is pregnant again, we can only expect more documentaries such as these taking place in the near future.

Harry at 30 – Tuesday 30th Sep, 8pmPrince Harry Launches The Invictus Games

With Prince Harry’s 30th birthday being just around the corner on 15th September, this documentary looks back at the Prince’s past three decades. From Harry’s first public appearance when he was brought out of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s hospital by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, to the day her started school, this documentary looks at the Prince’s upbringing, his time at Eton, and his enrolment at Sandhurst. This broadcast will take a particular look at Harry’s inspirational gap-year in Lesotho, and how this motivated him to begin his charity work with orphaned children in Africa. Along with mentions of his more notorious past escapades during his school days and in Las Vegas, this documentary will shadow light on the Prince’s hard work with injured ex-service men and women and his deployments to Afghanistan.

 

Photo credits: Lancashire Evening Post via photopin cc, Government House NZ/Woolfe/Crown and Invictus Games 2014

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