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Nearly 70 years ago, a new monarch ascended the British throne, Queen Elizabeth II. To succeed, she would need the full power and glamour of the Royal Family, but three key figures in her life would complicate that task: her rebellious sister, Princess Margaret, her husband Philip’s power-hungry uncle, Lord Mountbatten, and the royal matriarch, the Queen Mother. Using letters and diaries written by the Windsors, we delve into the stresses and strains of their relationships as the Royal Family faces new challenges in the modern age.

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Nearly 70 years ago, a new monarch ascended the British throne, Queen Elizabeth II. To succeed, she would need the full power and glamour of the Royal Family, but three key figures in her life would complicate that task: her rebellious sister, Princess Margaret, her husband Philip’s power-hungry uncle, Lord Mountbatten, and the royal matriarch, the Queen Mother. Using letters and diaries written by the Windsors, we delve into the stresses and strains of their relationships as the Royal Family faces new challenges in the modern age.

    • EPISODE 1

    Lord Mountbatten

    Lord Louis Mountbatten, uncle to Elizabeth II’s husband, Philip, rose from the ranks of minor royal to major player in the British monarchy and military. A bold risk-taker, he led the Royal Navy to major victories in World War II and then oversaw India’s independence from Britain. But through it all, he had his sights on getting as close to the throne as he could, a goal that made him many enemies, inside and outside the Royal Family. Through rarely seen personal letters, we track the milestones of his life, up to his assassination in 1979.

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    • 44 Minutes

    Lord Louis Mountbatten, uncle to Elizabeth II’s husband, Philip, rose from the ranks of minor royal to major player in the British monarchy and military. A bold risk-taker, he led the Royal Navy to major victories in World War II and then oversaw India’s independence from Britain. But through it all, he had his sights on getting as close to the throne as he could, a goal that made him many enemies, inside and outside the Royal Family. Through rarely seen personal letters, we track the milestones of his life, up to his assassination in 1979.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Princess Margaret

    Before Elizabeth II’s reign, Britain was considered a stuffy, conservative, and old-fashioned country. That image would soon change, not so much because of the queen, but because of her royal rebel of a sister, Margaret. Follow the life of the original "paparazzi princess," from playful child to party girl to torchbearer for the modern monarchy. We’ll detail how her rebellion against the constraints of her position led to a life of scandalous excess, infidelity, and divorce... but also revolutionized both the Royal Family and Britain itself.

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    • 44 Minutes

    Before Elizabeth II’s reign, Britain was considered a stuffy, conservative, and old-fashioned country. That image would soon change, not so much because of the queen, but because of her royal rebel of a sister, Margaret. Follow the life of the original "paparazzi princess," from playful child to party girl to torchbearer for the modern monarchy. We’ll detail how her rebellion against the constraints of her position led to a life of scandalous excess, infidelity, and divorce... but also revolutionized both the Royal Family and Britain itself.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    The Queen Mother

    Since 1923, the Queen Mother had been at the center of royal power as a wife, mother, queen, and family matriarch, and she continued to play a part in the Windsor dynasty until her death in 2002. Over the decades, she led a nation through war, struggled with being demoted in the royal pecking order, and clashed time and again with her son-in-law, Prince Philip. But through it all, she employed her charm, wit, and determination to remain close to the center of power and firmly in the hearts of the British public.

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    • 44 Minutes

    Since 1923, the Queen Mother had been at the center of royal power as a wife, mother, queen, and family matriarch, and she continued to play a part in the Windsor dynasty until her death in 2002. Over the decades, she led a nation through war, struggled with being demoted in the royal pecking order, and clashed time and again with her son-in-law, Prince Philip. But through it all, she employed her charm, wit, and determination to remain close to the center of power and firmly in the hearts of the British public.

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    • 44 Minutes
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