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ABC, People team up for a second two-night television event on royal family


Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:15 pm
'The Story of The Royals,' a 4-hour primetime documentary event, to premiere in August
Following the critical and ratings success of last year's "The Story of Diana," ABC, People and Time Inc. Productions announce "The Story of The Royals," a four-hour primetime television event featuring the captivating lives of the British royal family. The event, which will air on ABC over two nights in August, will showcase the key figures who represent four generations of the crown: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George.
"The Story of The Royals" will capture the most current and comprehensive interviews with palace insiders, as well as royal experts and longtime People contributors. The multipart series captures the mystique and history of the monarchy as it hits dizzying heights this spring with a new royal baby and the introduction of Meghan Markle, the first American to marry into the British royal family since Wallis Simpson in 1937. Through its many loves, losses, extravagances, challenges and charms, the British royal family has grown into a 21st-century monarchy, and "The Story of the Royals" will illustrate that evolution as well as examine the American obsession behind all things royal.
"People is known for its extensive coverage of the royal family by reporters who are experts in the subject matter," said Jess Cagle, People editor in chief, and editorial director, entertainment and style group. "Our audience can't get enough of the royals; they continue to attract interest with each new generation."
This marks the second time ABC, People and Time Inc. Productions will partner on a documentary event about the royal family. In August 2017, they teamed up for "The Story of Diana," a two-night documentary event marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic passing at 36 years old.
"The Story of Diana" parts one and two debuted to impressive ratings, winning the two-hour timeslot over two consecutive nights.

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