You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, UK Minister to Ask for Fiction Label on The Crown, The Best Photos of Prince Charles & Princess Anne, Prince Charles's Nickname For Princess Margaret, Princess Diana on Hugh Lindsay’s Tragic Death, How Edward's Birthday Led to Margaret's Retirement, A Look Back at Princess Diana's 1989 New York Trip, Did Margaret Thatcher Really Have a Strange Curtsy, Watch Charles and Diana's First Interview Together, A reporter and writer based in Australia, Rieden has covered the royal family extensively and is the author of. By Lucy Morgan Audience and Content Editor. But critics, including naturalist David Attenborough, who was then a controller at BBC2, felt the mystique of royalty had been compromised, the genie let out of the bottle. The Crown (TV Series 2016– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Yet, she appeared to find a new sense of normality out of the devastating news and even returned to Greece to help the poor. A new documentary, 'Being the Queen,' sheds some light on Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's relationship. The True Story of the Romanov Family's Execution, The Story Behind the Royal Family's Yacht, Prince Charles Escaped a Deadly Avalanche, The True Story of Princess Margaret's Lung Surgery. In 1903, Princess Alice married Prince Andrew of Greece, and the two subsequently had four daughters and a son, Philip. Trending. Her health was failing at the time and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Queen, invited her to return to the UK to reside permanently in Buckingham Palace. DON'T MISSPrince Harry: How royal planned to install exiled prince as President [INSIGHT]Royal rift: How Princess Alice was ‘infatuated with married man' [EXPLAINED]The hilarious blunder Princess Alice made at her own wedding [EXPOSED]. (Yes she does carry money sometimes!). Nevertheless, “Prince Philip became less enthusiastic when it came to being filmed himself, which he hated,” recalls Heseltine. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. And if you are going to appear on television, why not do it on your terms rather than somebody else’s? Documentary series takes an inside look at the British royal family. The Princess and her family were forced to leave Greece in 1917, when Andrew's brother King Constantine I abdicated the throne over disagreements on whether Greece should enter WWI. Documentary telling the inside story of the plans by Louis Mountbatten to manoeuvre his nephew and heir to the Greek throne, Philip, into marrying the future queen Princess Elizabeth and the tensions that that unleashed. Directed by Richard Cawston, chief of the BBC Documentary Unit, filming for the Royal Family began on 8 June at the Trooping of the Colour in London. And I had among my three private secretarial colleagues [at Buckingham Palace] one enthusiast, one definitely opposed, and one with one foot on either side. Philip’s relationship with his mother is believed to have been restored when she returned to her country of birth, Britain, in 1967. Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology Danny Nobus told the programme: “At that point, Freud suggests what is probably the most shocking, or the most bizarre, the most puzzling recommendation in the history of psychoanalysis.”. The documentary will explore Princess Alice’s life, from her early years at Windsor Castle to her life in Greece later on. And that we absolutely achieved.”. It aimed to show the royal family as real people in their own homes rather than the lofty unreachable figureheads of an archaic institution which at the time some felt was out of touch with the real world. Her family decided she needed medical assistance, and she reluctantly attended a clinic near Berlin in 1930. There’s Anne and Charles chatting and laughing with their parents at the breakfast table in Buckingham Palace while the Queen makes a joke about a dignitary with extraordinarily long arms. The director was BBC’s head of documentaries and former army officer Richard Cawston and the schedule was expansive. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Breakthrough revelations included the news that the royal household used Tupperware, a fact that hit many headlines at the time. But it actually happened 50 years ago, and the resulting TV documentary, Royal Family, unsurprisingly caused a sensation. As one of Queen Victoria’s great-grandchildren, she had married into the Greek royal family only for the country to revolt against the monarchy.