Who isn’t fascinated by a beautifully crafted tale that offers insight into a royal household? We’ve rounded up our top must-see films that do just that…
- The Queen
In the performance that won her an Oscar, w&h favourite Helen Mirren dazzles as Britain’s powerful monarch. The film is centred on the period following the tragic death of Princess Diana.
- Grace of Monaco
Nicole Kidman shines in her title role as ex-Hollywood film star Grace Kelly in this moving interpretation of her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The new royal struggles to adapt to life as a public figure and goes through a disarming crisis of confidence. Also starring Tim Roth as the prince.
- The King’s Speech
In our opinion, this is the best movie of 2010! Colin Firth is brilliant as the stammering King George VI, who battles to overcome a speech impediment in order to fulfil his position as ruler. Co-stars Helena Bonham Carter as the queen and Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lionel – both exceptional performances.
- The King and I
Released way back in 1956, this tale still pleases with its songs, dances and moving plot. It tells the story of a widow who accepts the position as governess for the King of Siam’s many children. Starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr.
- A Royal Night Out
At the end of World War II, the British royal teens are excited to celebrate with the rest of London. Diligently escorted by their chaperones, Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), take to the streets for a night they’ll never forget. This charming drama is based on a true story, and has just the right amount of humour, intrigue and romance. It features brilliant supporting roles from Rupert Everett and Emily Watson.