"Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King"

British Documentary
Sunday, February 12 at 10PM

The documentary PRINCE PHILIP: THE PLOT TO MAKE A KING examines Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s chaotic upbringing and the initial tensions behind his almost 60-year marriage to Queen Elizabeth.

Though today he holds the distinction of being the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch, Prince Philip was not initially considered a suitable match for the future Queen Elizabeth II. Born on the island of Corfu during the Greco-Turkish war, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark and his family were exiled from Greece while he was still an infant. Within a few short years, his mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia, his sisters each married and moved to Germany, and his father relocated to Monte Carlo. The young prince then bounced between schools and relatives in France, England, Germany, and Scotland before joining the British Royal Navy – and meeting his future wife – in 1939. The documentary draws upon unpublished memoirs, archival photographs and interviews with members of the royal family to reveal the inside story of this long-lasting royal union – from the strategic matchmaking efforts of Philip’s uncle, Lord Mountbatten, to the political and personal strain caused by the prince’s German heritage.

"The Changing Face of… the Queen"

British Documentary
Sunday, February 19 at 10PM

For six decades, the face of Queen Elizabeth II has been the most familiar symbol of United Kingdom, appearing on British currency and at all major national events. Whether clad in tweed or the crown jewels, she's instantly recognizable as one of the most iconic women in the world. By examining the way the Queen’s royal image and wardrobe have changed over the course of her life, the documentary THE CHANGING FACE OF... THE QUEEN tells the story of the royal family – and Great Britain itself – in the modern era.