Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Late Evening Treat.....

Monarchy The Royal Family at Work.

Our local Public Broadcasting affiliate station, came through once again, this evening, by airing "Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work "
If your interested in any aspect of the "Royals" or just wondering what happens inside Buckingham Palace on a day to day operation, you will love this fly on the wall documentary, as it follows the Royal family at home and abroad for an entire year.

The TV documentary series is available through the Public Broadcasting Service, in book form or two DVD set.

Check your local PBS program'll be in for a treat !

The synopsis reads as follows :
About the Series
Join Queen Elizabeth for a exclusive look at the royal family and the modern monarchy
In the year of her 80th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II granted the filmmakers of "Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work" an exclusive look inside the modern British monarchy. In this intimate series, viewers join Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of Britain's most famous family as they travel abroad, work at the palace, and meet people from all walks of life.

The program follows the Queen as she visits the first permanent British settlement in the U.S. and spends time with President Bush at the White House. The cameras also roll as she visits the newly democratic republic of Estonia — where no British monarch has set foot before.

Back in England, the series goes inside Buckingham Palace for exclusive interviews with members of the royal family, preparations for elaborate formal occasions, and a behind-the-scenes look at the royal kitchens, the royal wine cellar, the royal car fleet and the jobs of footmen, ladies in waiting, the Yeoman of the Guard and the crown jeweler. "Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work" offers a glimpse behind the velvet curtain to reveal what life is really like as a member of the family firm.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Anwar Hussein Collection


George said...

This sounds like a very interesting series. We'll have to check this out.

Nan said...

I absolutely loved this!! Do you know there is a monarchy you tube? I just saw the Queen visit a school. She's so amazing.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Josephine, I know you enjoy hearing things from 'home.' When George spent a year in China, he had a hard time hearing news from the states. He missed that--as I would also. Glad you can get some British history from here.


Janet said...

I'm not much of a royalist, but I do think our queen has done an amazing job. Pity the rest of the family didn't follow suit.

cheshire wife said...

I missed this programe when it was on here in the UK. About a year ago ITV made a drama series called The Palace about a fictional royal family which had me hooked. If you have the chance to see it do watch it.

Aleta said...

I saw a documentary on TV not too long ago - I think it was PBS - where they compared and contrasted the White House preparing for the Queen's visit and Buckingham Palace preparing for Pres. Bush's visit. Perhaps it was part of this series. Either way, it was fascinating, and this series would be well worth checking out!