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 vast treasury of newsreels and outtakes, shot between 1896 and 1976, include archival footage of British royals, government events, wars, natural disasters, sporting matches, and movie […]
This post is brought to you by Focus Features’ new film Hyde Park on Hudson, directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and starring Oscar nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney. In theaters now. Hyde Park on Hudson tells the true life story of the first time a reigning monarch of England visited the United States. […]
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. The two pictures do share common characteristics: the same British King and Queen, a cast that includes several British actors, and […]
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.
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 view. He says it wouldn’t be a bad idea and he thinks England would welcome […]
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. The King’s Speech, which portrays King George VI‘s battle to overcome his stammer, also shows how crucial the support of his wife Queen Elizabeth (mother of […]