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Sunday, November 10, 2019


(Scene from "The Real Camilla")

Given the popularity of shows that feature the Royal family on ITV Choice, the channel has scheduled a mini Royal Season which kicks off with The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. This will be followed by the two-parter Inside the Duchy; the one-off documentary 50 Years a Prince and, rounding out the season, a repeat of the 3 x 60-minute series, Inside Balmoral.

A new two-part documentary series about the Duchy of Cornwall will be broadcast on ITV Choice (DStv 123) at 20h00 on November 14 and 21. Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall celebrates The Prince of Wales’ 50th working year as the Duke of Cornwall, overseeing the historic Duchy of Cornwall estate. The programme follows staff and tenants and includes exclusive interviews with The Prince of Wales as well as featuring The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke of Cambridge.

It also features the prince voicing his concerns over climate change, saying that he hopes its effects won’t “completely destroy” efforts to preserve the countryside. In the documentary, the Prince also reveals he was nearly reduced to tears when Prince William praised his hard work on the Duchy and says he was “deeply touched and moved” when he heard his eldest son say he had been thinking about how to maintain the estate when he was no longer around.

50 Years a Prince is an insightful documentary that commemorates HRH Prince Charles’ enduring tenure as Prince of Wales. Featuring unseen archive, new revelations and an interview with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, this deeply personal film tells a unique story of the longest-serving Prince of Wales in British history and how he won over a nation with his deep passion for its landscape, people and culture. It will broadcast on November 28 at 20h00.

For those who missed it when it was shown previously, The Real Camilla HRH The Duchess of Cornwall airs on November 7, at 20h00 and shows unprecedented access to the duchess as the cameras follow her throughout her 70th birthday year. They are with her as she carries out her royal duties both at home and abroad, enjoys birthday celebrations with her friends and family and relishes precious down-time with her beloved dogs. In the show, Camilla also offers candid insights into her life as a royal, to whom she turns when she is off duty and how her grandchildren and family are her great passion.

Finally, for those who didn't catch it the first-time round, Inside Balmoral, which starts on December 5 at 20h00 and runs for three weeks, looks at the royal retreat of Balmoral, hidden away in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, and the one place on earth where Queen Elizabeth can truly escape. The Queen treats Buckingham Palace as her office, Windsor Castle as her home and Balmoral as her bolt hole away from it all. But the vast estate has witnessed some of the most dramatic moments in royal history.

ITV Choice is to be found on DStv Channel 123.