Foxtel will commemorate the life of Prince Philip with a special line-up of royal programming dedicated to the Duke of Edinburgh.
From 7.30pm tonight, a series of documentaries and specials will air on The History Channel, paying tribute to the Queen’s husband and marking his life of extraordinary public service. Titles are also available to watch on demand, and include:
The Real Prince Philip: A Royal Officer
A biographical film celebrating the life and achievements of Prince Philip. Drawing upon a rare interview with the Duke on his Second World War experiences, archive film from around the world and interviews with historians and royal experts, it charts the unique journey of a man who triumphed in a huge diversity of roles throughout his life.
The Queen’s Husband
He’s known as the Duke, or Phil the Greek. He was confident, witty and unexpected – but what do we really know about Queen Elizabeth’s husband?
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Tells the inside story of the fierce tensions unleashed when the Queen fell in love with Prince Philip – tensions that would place huge strain on the royal marriage, and would shape the future of Elizabeth’s reign.
The Queen’s Mother In Law
The incredible story of Princess Alice – the Queen’s mother-in-law. While few have even heard of Princess Alice, the life story of Prince Philip’s mother almost defies belief. Featuring exclusive interviews with family members and previously unseen archive footage, this film sheds new light on one of the royals most remarkable but little-known personalities.
Other royal specials airing over the weekend on The History Channel or available to watch on demand include The Making of a Queen; Young Elizabeth: A Princess Story; The Queen at Ninety; Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret; The History of The Royals; The Windsors: Inside The Royal Dynasty; The Queen’s Coronation in Colour; A Royal Tour of the 20th Century; Inside Windsor Castle; Royals in Wartime; Inside the Queen’s Garden; Secrets of The Royals and The Crown and Us.