Tag Archives: King George VI

WATCH: 80 Years of History on British Pathé Newsreels

You don’t have to be a history buff to be thrilled at this news: British Pathé has posted 80,000–yes, that’s 80,000–of its old films on its YouTube channel.

The ‘Special Relationship’ – A History of Meetings Between British Monarchs and U.S. Presidents

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WATCH: Interview with Bill Murray on FDR, British Royals and ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’

The new 1930s period film Hyde Park on Hudson, featuring King George VI, will be screened at the New York Film Festival this weekend amid talk that it is this season’s The King’s Speech.

Royals and Military Service: Could Prince William See Combat, Post-Wedding?

Kate Middleton will be a military bride when she walks down the aisle on April 29. Prince William has expressed wishes to see the front lines of war, but is this even possible for a man who will one day be King? BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt looks at the history of the royals and military service.

WATCH: ‘King’s Speech’ Scribe Weighs in on William and Kate

The King’s Speech screenwriter David Seidler thinks Prince William and Kate Middleton can look to the marriage between George VI and the Queen Mother as a source of inspiration. He’s one of a growing number of people who take this ...

William, Kate, and the Marriage Lessons of ‘The King’s Speech’

As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare for their married life together, they have a timely cinematic reminder of a successful and important royal marriage from the last century.