CHANNEL 5 EXPLORE ROYAL RESIDENCES FOR NEW SERIES
Channel 5 have commission Wildflame Productions to produce two new films exploring two of London's royal residences.
Clarence House takes us inside this Georgian mansion, the London home of King Charles and Queen Camilla, who follow in the footsteps of everyone from The Queen Mother, to Queen Victoria’s favourite son. A cast of royal historians, journalists and biographers divulge the stories of Clarence House and the Kings and Queens who’ve called it home.
St James’s Palace was the location of Charles III’s televised Accession Council from St James’s Throne Room following a tradition of monarchs established back in 1603. But despite its pivotal role and its prime location in the heart of London, just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, St James’s is one of the country’s most overlooked and hidden palaces.
A cast of royal journalists, historians and commentators take us through stories, from the Queen becoming a commercial landlady for the first time renting out St James’s luxury apartments to commoners – and Hollywood royalty Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas – to Queen Victoria setting the trend for big, white weddings the world over in the historic Chapel Royal.
Lucy Willis, Commissioning Editor Non-Scripted, Channel 5 commented: “I’m delighted to be working with the Wildflame team again on these Royal specials, which offer a unique insight into two of our most intriguing and little-known royal residencies.”
Connie Fisher, Head of Development, Wildflame Productions, says: “It is wonderful to be bringing these films to Channel 5 following the success of our film about Frogmore Estate. Once again we enjoy incredible insight from those who know these palaces inside out and, through that testimony coupled with glorious archive and 3D modelling, we are able to explore these royal homes and their fascinating stories in tantalising detail.”
Broadcast details will be announced in due course.