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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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