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Elisabeth in Bavaria

A first look at Netflix’s The Empress

Netflix has, at last, given us a first look at their new series The Empress about Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The three images don’t give away much, though I can’t imagine them sitting like that! The trailer is quite interesting but a little short. It appears to only be available in German, but you can [read more]

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Diana Princess of Wales

Trailer: The Princess

Altitude Films has released the official trailer for the new documentary The Princess, from documentary filmmaker Ed Perkins. It premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and is opening in the UK in June. There is currently no release date for the US. The life of Diana, Princess of Wales is told through [read more]

Elizabeth II

Review: Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)

It is no surprise that the Jubilee year would see at least one new documentary on the impressive 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) was directed by Roger Michell, who died in September 2021 and is thus his last project. The documentary unfolds under several headings, such as Mummy, Horribilis and [read more]

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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

No – Queen Charlotte wasn’t black

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a German Princess who, at the age of 17, married King George III of the United Kingdom and thus became Queen. They would eventually have fifteen children together. The stories of the supposed biracial heritage of Queen Charlotte came about after comments on the Allan Ramsay portrait (see above) that she [read more]