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Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album

Explore how the royal family has shaped their image with photography, from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana to Prince Harry. From official portraits to tabloid snapshots, the camera has been the Crown’s confidante, messenger — and nemesis.

Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album

54m 36s

Explore how the royal family has shaped their image with photography, from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana to Prince Harry. From official portraits to tabloid snapshots, the camera has been the Crown’s confidante, messenger — and nemesis.

Episodes

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    Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album

    54m 36s

    Explore how the royal family has shaped their image with photography, from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana to Prince Harry. From official portraits to tabloid snapshots, the camera has been the Crown’s confidante, messenger — and nemesis.

Extras + Features

  • The Royal Roadshow: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Royal Roadshow

    2m 59s

    The hardest part of official royal photographer, Chris Jackson’s job? Being ready for the unexpected moments and always being in the right position for the perfect shot.

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    A Victorian Photo Session

    1m 38s

    Ever wonder why Victorians always look so still and rigid in their photos? Staying completely still for 20 seconds, while relying on headstones and columns for stability, made portrait photography a challenge in the 1850s. Watch Lucy Worsley take on the tough task.

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    A Coronation Portrait

    2m 11s

    Cecil Beaton knew exactly how he wanted Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation portrait to look: glamourous, campy, romantic. Take a look at what went into making the famous photo.

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    Preview

    30s

    Over the last century and a half, the camera has been the royal family’s confidante, messenger, keeper of memories – and pursuer. Lucy Worsley seeks to explore this complicated relationship, uncovering the stories behind some of the most famous photographs of the British royal family.

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