Royalty documentaries

Explore the history of the British monarchy with our collection of Royal Family documentaries. From Henry VIII and Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III, stream BBC Royal Family documentaries with BBC Select.

My Years with the Queen

Lady Pamela Hicks talks for the first time about her incredible life growing up within the British royal family and her very special relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. As the great great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and cousin to Prince Philip and the Queen, experience her remarkable story of duty and friendship.

Inside Balmoral

Stream Inside Balmoral with BBC Select

Since Queen Victoria first acquired it in 1852, the British royal family have found solace at Balmoral. This enormous private estate in the Scottish Highlands is where monarchs have holidayed, hidden, plotted, and played.

The inside view of this secretive sanctuary reveals some of the extraordinary features found at Balmoral and the tales of intrigue involve the figures who have resided there.

Princess Diana: A Life After Death

Watch Princess Diana: A Life After Death on BBC Select

The death of Diana, Princess of Wales and its aftermath are explored in this fascinating documentary.

During the summer of 1997, once her fairy tale marriage to Prince Charles was over, media fascination with Diana reached fever point and she was pursued constantly by the press.

Diana’s life ended in a car crash in Paris and her death would change attitudes towards the British royal family forever.

Born To Be The King

As Charles, Britain’s longest serving heir apparent, ascends the throne as King, those who know him well – who have worked for and with him – discuss what he achieved as the Prince of Wales and what he will bring to his new role of monarch.

This unique BBC royal family documentary, which includes archive footage and intimate interviews with the then Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales, highlights the impact that he had on the country as heir to the throne, and reveals what is important to him and how that will translate to him becoming King.

Secrets Of Royal Travel

Pack your bags and climb aboard for a rare look inside the British monarchy’s luxurious private planes and trains. Discover five-star opulence in vehicles fit for a king or queen with lavish fixtures and fittings plus handy staff on standby to grant you your every wish.

Insiders reveal the special protocols and secret traditions associated with these unique, extraordinary mobile palaces in this two-part royal family documentary.