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Spun Gold reveals “Secrets of the Royal Babies” for ITV

British commercial network ITV has commissioned London-headquartered indie Spun Gold TV for a documentary that will explore the history of royal birthing to coincide with the upcoming birth of Prince ...
March 27, 2019

British commercial network ITV has commissioned London-headquartered indie Spun Gold TV for a documentary that will explore the history of royal birthing to coincide with the upcoming birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child.

Titled Secrets of the Royal Babies, the hour-long documentary will examine the unusual royal birthing traditions by delving into the history of past royal mothers, from Queen Victoria through to the Duchess of Cambridge.

Through interviews with historians, royal experts and insiders, the one-off special will explore what expectant mother Markle can learn from those that came before her, while also investigating how one can cope with juggling motherhood with royal duties.

The program journeys to the Norland College nanny school in Bath, the go-to place for royal childcare, and Glamis Castle in Scotland, where young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret could escape the media and the stuffiness of Royal Court.

The film will also examine how Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is handling her own highly anticipated royal birth.

Secrets of the Royal Babies is produced and directed by Anabelle Marshall and the executive producers are Bridget Boseley and Mira King. It was commissioned by Jo Clinton Davis and Nicola Lloyd.

The documentary will be handled internationally by global distributor All3Media International.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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