London-based distributor DRG has taken the worldwide rights to the one-off royal documentary, Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King (pictured).
Produced by Ten Alps TV-owned Blakeway Productions, the hour-long doc examines Prince Philip’s upbringing; the relationship with his wife, Queen Elizabeth; and the tensions their marriage created.
The one-off special joins the British distributor’s stable of royal docs, which includes Prince Harry At 30 (ITN Productions), Prince George At One (ITN Productions) and Queen Victoria And The Crippled Kaiser (Double Band Films).
The film made headlines in recent weeks following the revelations that Prince Philip’s youngest sister, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, had said Adolf Hitler was a “charming and seemingly modest man” in previously unpublished memoirs revealed by the filmmakers. Days later, images were also published by British tabloid The Sun of then-Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the future King Edward VIII performing the Nazi salute in 1933.
The film made its broadcast premiere on British pubcaster Channel 4 on July 30.
“At DRG, we are dedicated to identifying and distributing ground-breaking, original series across a range of genres, and this fascinating and intriguing documentary about one of the country’s most well-known and best loved royal figures is a brilliant example of that,” said Noel Hedges, exec VP of content for DRG, in a statement.