The Queen's Palaces

7:30pm Thursday, June 14 on Prime

Documentary Series

Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse – these buildings have been part of British royal history for hundreds of years. The Queen’s Palaces showcases the art and architecture, the interior decoration and the treasures stored inside these fabulous buildings, and reveals the surprising and fascinating stories behind them. As well as the story of the building’s creation, Fiona Bruce (Antiques Roadshow) walks around the rooms and corridors to capture the stories and histories of works of art and fine objects, so that each episode marries the chronology of history and the pure delight of a walk around a beautiful interior.

Tonight the focus is on Windsor Castle. From the bowels of the Castle to the heights of the battlements, Fiona encounters all manner of royal treasures. From the musket ball that killed a naval hero to table decorations in gold and silver and encrusted with jewels, from the triple-headed portrait of a king who lost his head, to Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House with running taps, and a secret garden hidden in a drawer. All of this was almost lost in the disastrous fire of 1992.

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