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Inside Balmoral

Season 1
2021TV-G
Since Queen Victoria first acquired it in 1852, the British royal family have found solace at Balmoral. This enormous private estate in the Scottish Highlands is where monarchs have holidayed, hidden, plotted, and played. The inside view of this secretive sanctuary reveals some of the extraordinary features found at Balmoral and the tales of intrigue involve the figures who have resided there.
Genres
Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. 1936-1955
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    August 19, 2021
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Balmoral was the secretive Scottish estate that proved to be the ideal retreat for Queen Elizabeth throughout her life. She thrived in the idyllic terrain of the area, embracing many of the traditions from Queen Victoria's time. This documentary reveals her formative years there and highlights some noteworthy features including the Balmoral Cairns and a unique granite pyramid.
  2. 2. 1955-1992
    August 19, 2021
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Queen Elizabeth settled into life on the throne, she struggled with her dual role of monarch and mother. At Balmoral, the Queen and Prince Philip were able to enjoy quality time with their growing family. But not everyone was happy there. While some notable guests fit in perfectly at Balmoral others, like Princess Diana, struggled with the seclusion, finding it an unhappy holiday home.
  3. 3. 1992-2017
    August 19, 2021
    43min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    1992 was the year Queen Elizabeth described as her ‘annus horribilis'. Charles and Diana were at war, the Duke and Duchess of York separated and Windsor Castle went up in flames. During this turmoil, she retreated to her Balmoral sanctuary. The Royal family had endured one of their worst years and she chose the estate as the place to reflect and plan for an uncertain future.

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Directors
Stuart Strickson
Producers
Ash Potterton
Network
Arrow Media