The Windsors are back and they’re more deluded and dysfunctional than ever before! Plus one of them is being crowned King…
Charles' (Harry Enfield) whole life has been building up to this moment and he wants the UK's first coronation in seventy years to be a spectacular affair with all the pomp and circumstance he deserves. As does his Queen Consort Camilla (Haydn Gwynne), who can't wait to drape herself in diamonds and fur.
Sadly, the UK is in the middle of a cost of living crisis and Wills (Hugh Skinner) thinks the coronation should reflect these more straitened times.
As for Harry (Richard Goulding) and Meghan (Kathryn Drysdale), with their Netflix series and Harry’s book behind them, they’re finally free of Windsors’ family issues to concentrate on their simple life in California. But can they really afford to miss Harry’s father's coronation?
Meanwhile, Kate (Louise Ford) and her new best friend, Sophie Wessex (Anna Morris), manage to offend Pippa Middleton (Morgana Robinson) with disastrous consequences. Beatrice (Ellie White) and Eugenie (Celeste Dring) worry they are no longer essential members of the royal family and have to find a way to prove they have something to bring to the coronation.
But what can they do? And how do Charles' siblings, Anne (Vicki Pepperdine) and Edward (Matthew Cottle), feel about their brother's special day? All will be revealed in The Windsors Coronation Special.
Noho Film and TV Executive Producers Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane said: “We are thrilled that Channel 4 is allowing us to give this behind-the-scenes look at the biggest royal event of 2023.”
Writer Bert Tyler-Moore added: “I’m delighted to be back with the Royal family – the best collaborators a comedy writer could hope for.”
Joe Hullait, Commissioning Executive for Comedy at Channel 4 commented: “Any channel worth its salt has a landmark show with the word coronation in the title. For the BBC it was the world’s first televised Coronation in 1953...
"For ITV it’s the world’s longest running soap Coronation Street. We at Channel 4 are delighted to announce that we now have our own record-breaking Coronation jewel at the heart of our broadcasting crown: the funniest show on telly during a momentously historic week for Britain.”
The Windsors is made by Noho Film and TV, executive produced by Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane and written by Bert Tyler-Moore.