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Secrets of Royal Travel

Season 1
Pack your bags and climb aboard for a rare look inside the British monarchy's luxurious private planes and trains. Discover five-star opulence in vehicles fit for a king or queen with lavish fixtures and fittings plus handy staff on standby to grant you your every wish. Insiders reveal the special protocols and secret traditions associated with these unique, extraordinary mobile palaces.
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  1. S1 E1 - Royal Train
    August 16, 2019
    It's all aboard for a peek inside a unique ‘palace on wheels', the locomotive used to convey the Royal Family around the British Isles. As you can expect with transport fit for a king, this train is the epitome of luxury and opulence. Insiders reveal its lavish past as the royal ‘express of excess' and the private world behind its veiled carriages is explored.
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  2. S1 E2 - In The Air
    August 23, 2019
    From the earliest days of flight, the Royal family has travelled in style. From 1936 when King Edward became Britain's first reigning monarch to fly, to the present luxury private planes of the modern royals, the monarchy knows how to jet-set. Revelations from the onboard team detail the secrets of regal service, from wrangling corgis in the sky to preparing Her Majesty's favorite tipple.
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English [CC]
Ollie Tait
Nigel Havers
ITN Productions
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