MONARCHY: The Royal Family at Work

Every year, the Royal Family carry out around 4,000 engagements between them. They call it ‘supporting the Queen’ but they each have their own way of doing things.

During several conversations with The Prince of Wales, as the programme accompanies him up and down the country, he gives his thoughts on everything from royal duty and public service to the people he meets. Aware that he has sometimes been called a ‘meddler’, he is keen to explain his philosophy about royal life.

The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex and The Princess Royal all offer their own thoughts on what they do and why and the programme follows Prince Philip to a war zone

The younger generation are seen getting involved. There’s an early-morning surprise for the residents of an inner-city hostel when they come down to breakfast and find Prince William making the coffee. Prince Harry attends a strategy meeting for his African charity, Sentebale. And we see what happens when all the family turn up for a very proud moment at Sandhurst.

Up and down the country, there are crowds waiting. So, when duty calls, the family try to spread themselves around. As the Princess Royal puts it, in the middle of a busy day, ‘We try to avoid each other.”

MONARCHY: The Royal Family at Work, Friday 22nd August at 8.30pm

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