Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King For the first time this film tells the inside story of the tensions that were unleashed when the Queen fell in love with Prince Philip - tensions that would place huge strain on the royal marriage, and would shape the future of Elizabeth's reign. Young Philip, it was felt, was ""rough, ill-mannered, uneducated and would probably not be faithful,"" according to one courtier. The royal and political elite disliked his German roots - and they disliked his larger than life, ferociously ambitious uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten.
This film draws on unpublished memoirs to show how Philip and Mountbatten were maneuvering for a royal marriage as early as the winter of 1939-40, when the Queen was just 13. Philips's German links were a source of anxiety for Elizabeth's parents with the Queen's mother reported to have privately referred to Philip as 'The Hun.' The film reveals, for the first time, the complexities and frustrations of the Royal marriage as the Queen struggled to reconcile the love of her husband with the suspicions of her family and her government.
Producer: Denys Blakeway, Richard Sanders
Production Company: Blakeway Production for Channel 4
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Richard Sanders
Narrator: Tamsin Greig
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen