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With the King’s Coronation happening today we thought we would celebrate the occasion by recommending some shows of the royal family of the UK! Why there has been lots of highs of the royal family there have also been some lows and some very public fights, dramas, loves and marriages! So why not spend your weekend feeling in the royal family spirit and getting up to speed (or revelling) in all things royal with these shows and films!
The King’s Speech
England’s Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.
The Crown portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, until the early 21st century. The first season depicts events up to 1955, with Winston Churchill resigning as prime minister and the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret deciding not to marry Peter Townsend and most recently portrayed the breakdown in the marriage between Princess Diana and King Charles.
In the wake of a national tragedy, the prime minister and royal family find themselves quietly at odds. The initial reluctance of Buckingham Palace to mourn Diana is seen by the public as a sign of cool emotional distance, but Tony Blair, perceiving a potential public-relations disaster in the making, takes it upon himself to persuade Queen Elizabeth II to pay tribute to the dead princess.
The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the queen’s estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game, but this year, things will be profoundly different.
Mary Queen of Scots
Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.
The Windsors tells the story of the British royal family but re-imagined as a soap opera parody. Although the stories are completely fictional, they are inspired by real events and the characters are over exagerated.
It chronicles the life of the infamous King of England, Henry VIII, and takes place in the sixteenth century- focusing on his relationship with his unpopular Chief Minister Cardinal Wolsey, his newfound romance with Anne Boleyn, and his desire to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon in order to secure his dynasty.