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Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King

Season 1
It was portrayed as a fairytale royal romance. But the truth was far more complicated. Drawing upon unpublished memoirs and interviews with royals, this documentary reveals the inside story of Prince Philip’s union to Queen Elizabeth: from the strategic matchmaking efforts of Philip’s ambitious uncle Lord Mountbatten to the political and personal strain caused by the prince’s German heritage.
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
    July 29, 2015
    47min
    TV-PG
    This is the inside story of the dynastic tensions that were unleashed when Princess Elizabeth, the future queen, fell in love with Prince Philip. Witness the complexities and frustrations of the royal marriage, as the monarch struggled to reconcile the love of her husband with the suspicions of her family and her government.
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Content advisory
Smoking
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Richard Sanders
Producers
Denys Blakeway
Starring
Tamsin Greig
Studio
Blakeway Productions Ltd
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