Lucy Worsley explores three extraordinary royal palaces: the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. During lockdown they're closed to visitors, but Lucy has the keys. From William the Conqueror to Princess Diana, they tell the story of almost a thousand years of British monarchy.
Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets DVD
Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, takes us behind closed doors to explore the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Every year millions flock to visit these extraordinary royal palaces, but in 2020 the global pandemic saw their doors shut and their treasures locked away. Luckily Lucy's job means she's got the keys.
From William the Conqueror to Henry VIII, Queen Victoria to Princess Diana, these palaces reveal the history of almost a thousand years of British monarchy. Lucy tells the story of some of the palaces' most famous inhabitants, like the doomed Anne Boleyn and Queen Victoria. Lucy shows off highlights from the palace collections and takes viewers into parts of the palaces which the public never get to see. Along the way, Lucy will reflect on how these palaces have evolved over the centuries, from high security fortress to pleasure palace, official royal residence to family home.
Producer: Eleanor Scoones
Executive Producer: Chris Granlund
Production Company: BBC Studios
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Director: Eleanor Scoones
Host: Lucy Worsley
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes