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BBC to air Royal Family remembrance documentary about Prince Philip

BBC to air Royal Family remembrance documentary about Prince Philip

The BBC have announced a special documentary entitled, ‘Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers’, to air later this month, looking back at the Duke’s life.

The programme was originally commissioned to mark Philip’s 100th birthday, which would have taken place in June 2021.

The documentary will feature interviews from the Duke of Edinburgh’s children – The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York, and The Earl of Wessex. They were interviewed – along with other Royals – both before and after Philip’s death in April.

A special programme about Prince Philip will air on BBC One featuring members of the Royal Family. (IMAGE: Picture by i-Images / Pool).

Philip’s adult grandchildren – The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall – will also provide their own fond memories of the Prince Consort.

It is not yet known if the Toyals will appear separately on-screen or together.

A photo of The Queen and Prince Philip shows a happy summer holiday. (IMAGE: Royal Family/Twitter).

The makers behind the special documentary were allowed inside Buckingham Palace to meet the Duke’s staff as well as to film inside his study, private office and library. Earlier this year, The Queen handed out a rare set of honours to Philip’s most devoted and steadfast aides.

The television programme will also feature moments from The Queen’s private film collection, which she gave special access to.

Princess Anne will be one of the royals to speak about the late Duke during the documentary.

The BBC said ‘Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers’ would feature ‘poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer’.

The Duke of Edinburgh died ‘peacefully’ aged 99 on 9th April;  he was the longest-serving consort in British history, dedicating decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation by The Queen’s side.

The programme will air on Wednesday 22nd September at 9pm on BBC One.

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