Charles R: The Making of a Monarch

Charles R: The Making of a Monarch is a 2023 television documentary film of home movies shot by the British royal family of Charles III throughout the seven decades of his life.[1] The film aired on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on 30 April 2023 ahead of Charles's coronation.[1] The programme is narrated by Charles himself, who elaborates on events from his childhood, military service, family life, and public life.[2] The film contains unseen personal moments as well as footage from the 1969 documentary Royal Family, including unseen footage from the out-takes.[3]

Charles R: The Making of a Monarch
GenreDocumentary film
Narrated byCharles III
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Running time60 minutes
Production companyBBC Studios
Original release
NetworkBBC One
Release30 April 2023 (2023-04-30)

The documentary also features an interview with his wife Queen Camilla and explores Charles's relationship with his elder son and heir William, Prince of Wales.[4] Also shown in the film are his parents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, his grandparents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and his grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Wales.[4]

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The Times, in its own four-star review, said the documentary "struck a nice balance between reverential historical document and chatty home movie", and Charles emerged as "modest, shy, anxious to please".[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Charles R: The Making of a Monarch". BBC. 30 April 2023. Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  2. ^ Frost, Caroline. "Charles R: The Making of a Monarch". Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  3. ^ Wylie, Catherine (29 April 2023). "Unseen footage of King Charles spanning 70 years revealed in BBC documentary". The Independent. Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  4. ^ a b Vanderhoof, Erin (1 May 2023). "The BBC Releases Never-Before-Seen Images of Charles as a Grandfather". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  5. ^ Midgley, Carol (30 April 2023). "Charles R: The Making of a Monarch review — a personal curtain-raiser for the coronation". The Times. Retrieved 1 May 2023.

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