Castles and Treasures - The Makings of Royalty

May 18, 2017

Prince Charles

8pm ROYAL PAINTBOX - Art/Culture - The Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen royal art.

For the first time on film, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen art by members of the royal family, past and present, exploring a colorful palette of intimate family memory and observation. This episode features art by members of the royal family down the centuries, including some of HRH the Prince of Wales own watercolors.

 9pm SECRETS OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE - History/Culture - See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for Downton Abbey. 

Highclere Castle

For centuries it has been the real-life home of the aristocratic Carnarvon family, and has entertained Kings and Queens of England along with a host of nobilities and celebrities. An ancestor of the modern-day Lord and Lady Carnarvon bankrolled the expeditions that discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen, which explains one of this stately home’s astonishing secrets. Hidden within secret compartments in its wall are centuries-old Egyptian relics, while in the basement are replicas of the contents of the tomb itself: a slice of Egyptian history transported to the depths of the English countryside.  The show explores Highclere’s illustrious history and reveals that truth can often be stranger than fiction. 

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