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09/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/08/2021 09:17

Royal Family to pay tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in new BBC One film

Published: 8 September 2021
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

For the first time on television, more than a dozen members of the Royal Family offer their personal thoughts and reflections as they pay an historic tribute to the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

All the children of the Queen and the Duke, along with their adult grandchildren and other members of the Royal Family, have agreed to take part in this unique portrait of the longest-serving consort in royal history.

Originally conceived to mark Prince Philip's 100th birthday, this landmark documentary features interviews filmed both before and after the Duke's death in April. The documentary-makers have been inside Buckingham Palace to meet the Duke's long-serving staff and to capture his study, private office and library, exactly as they were during his seven decades at the heart of royal life.

There are poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer.

With special access to the Queen's private cine-film collection, this film is an unrivalled portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history - by those who knew him best.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers airs Wednesday 22 September at 9pm on BBC One.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers (1x60) was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Director of Factual, Arts and Classical Music, and Claire Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Simon Young.

It is made by Oxford Films. The writer and co-producer is Robert Hardman and the executive producer is Nicolas Kent. It is directed and produced by Matt Hill and Faye Hamilton.

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