Channel 4 has commissioned a three-part series from Spun Gold TV which examines the current standing of the British Royal Family as it steps up its succession planning for two generations to come.

The series includes interviews with those who have worked with the Royals at close hand, some of whom have never spoken before on camera, combined with rarely seen archive, to provide a fresh insight into the Royal Family over the years.

The Real Windsors begins by looking back at how The Queen’s steely vision and resolve to ensure the ongoing success and future stability of  ‘The Firm’ has built the Royal Family into one of the world’s most recognisable, and longest running brands.

The second film is about Prince Charles and his long apprenticeship for the role of monarch, during which he has enjoyed the highs and lows of public support.

Prince William is often portrayed as the very picture of a millennial, speaking candidly about issues like mental health, racism, and gay rights – which has cemented his appeal to younger generations. The third film in the series asks whether, on closer inspection, he has more in common with his grandmother’s principles.

Daniela Neumann, managing director of Spun Gold TV said: “As the Royal Family marks a momentous anniversary and readies itself for a succession, this series will examine the roles of its three key players: The Boss… Has she made herself irreplaceable? The Heir… how will he balance his activism while wearing the Crown? And The Prince… Can he recalibrate the institution to last long into the 21st century? ”

The Real Windsors is is produced and directed by Peter Gauvain, Nick Blakemore and Kim Lomax, and executive produced by Teresa Watkins. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Louisa Compton & Nevine Mabro. All3Media International has worldwide distribution rights.

Spun Gold’s recent royal content incudes The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration for ITV, The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation for Sky Arts, Ancient Secrets of Althorp: Charles Spencer for Channel 4, and Diana’s Decades for ITV.

Pippa Considine

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