PRINCE CHARLES AT 70 Premieres on Sunday, March 24 on PBS
An Inside Look at a Year in the Life of the Prince of Wales
ARLINGTON, VA; March 4, 2019 – With exclusive access to Prince Charles during his 70th birthday year, this intimate and revealing film follows the British heir to the throne over the course of 2018, both at work and at leisure, at home and abroad. Filmmaker John Bridcut, who conducted in-depth interviews with the Prince, also speaks to those who know him best: his wife, The Duchess of Cornwall, and his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, who offer candid, often amusing insights about Prince Charles as a father, grandfather, and driven workaholic. PRINCE CHARLES AT 70 premieres Sunday, March 24, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.
Britain’s longest serving heir to the throne, Prince Charles has had to craft his own role in the monarchy. Says the Prince: “You have to make of it what you feel is right. There’s nothing laid down, that’s what makes it so interesting, challenging and of course, complicated.” For close to 50 years, Prince Charles has been an outspoken champion for environmental issues, advocating solutions to climate change, pollution, and other issues long before these issues became mainstream. He has also worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for Britain’s young people with his youth charity, the Prince’s Trust. Despite occasionally ruffling feathers, the Prince remains committed to his fight for the environment and social causes and shows no signs of slowing down.
PRINCE CHARLES AT 70 charts the Prince's working life at a time when he is taking on an increasing amount of duties in support of the Queen and preparing for his future role as king. The film features scenes of him in his home office in London and on working trips to Scotland and Wales, as well as abroad during visits to the Pacific island republic of Vanuatu and Caribbean countries struggling to recover from the recent deadly hurricanes.
What emerges is an often-lighthearted, revealing portrait of a man determined to use his role for as much good as possible – or as his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, succinctly sums him up: “He would like to save the world.”
PRINCE CHARLES AT 70 is written and directed by John Bridcut. The executive producer is Simon Berthon. The film is narrated by Paapa Essiedu. Produced by Crux Productions for BBC and distributed by BBC Studios.
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