The Firm: Blood, Lies and Royal Succession

An investigation into the secrets, scandals, and constitutional crises of the most famous – and infamous – family in the world. From ruthless Virgin Queens to traitorous wartime Kings, from madness and revolution to forbidden sex and shocking deaths, from jealousy and rivalry to brothers and sisters torn apart, this is the real, unvarnished history of the last five centuries of Britain’s Royal Family. We’re going to reveal the real stories behind the airbrushed history book tales, and we’re going to show the lengths to which the self-styled “Firm” will go in order to keep those stories secret – and to ensure the survival of the Royal Brand… no matter what the cost. Brought to you by the team behind America’s leading royals publication The Royal Observer, and featuring authoritative guests including insider royal correspondents, best-selling authors, former employees of the Palace and personal friends of senior members of the royal family, THE FIRM: BLOOD, LIES, AND ROYAL SUCCESSION serves as both a fascinating insight into 500 years of royal history, and an eye-opening exploration of just how the institution has evolved and adapted…and how it continues to do so in the face of recent unprecedented challenges to its standing. 

00:39:58 2022-08-16
After the divorce of Charles and Diana, much of the blame was placed on Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles… and following Diana’s death, for many that blame became outright hatred. And yet in 2005 Charles and Camilla married with the blessin...
00:40:32 2022-08-09
After losing his mother aged just 12, Prince Harry threatened to go off the rails, with his youth punctuated by a series of scandals involving drugs, underage drinking, clashes with the paparazzi, a Nazi-themed fancy dress party and photographs of him par...
00:35:58 2022-08-02
Prince Andrew’s wife was heralded as a breath of fresh air for the stuffy Royals, a fun, funny, gregarious good-time girl who would appeal to the masses. But after her split from the Prince, a series of toe-curling scandals horrified senior figures at t...
00:42:11 2022-07-26
The “People’s Princess” died in a horrific car crash in August 1997, following a bitter – and very public – split with heir to the throne, Prince Charles. The conspiracy theories abounded… but what really happened at the Pont de l’Alma? And ...
00:38:54 2022-07-19
The loving sisters were nearly torn apart by the difference in their destinies… only one could ever be Queen. And when Elizabeth refused permission for Margaret to marry the man she loved, the rift nearly proved permanent – and sparked a near-permanen...
00:43:08 2022-07-12
Britain’s shortest-reigning monarch, and the only king or queen to ever willingly abdicate, Edward VIII supposedly gave it all up for love. Or did he? As the specter of war loomed over Europe, senior figures in The Firm were gravely concerned about his ...
00:43:24 2022-07-05
She was the Queen who was “not amused” – a stern, fearsome figure who expanded the British empire to control a quarter of the globe, and who remained in mourning for late husband Albert for more than half her life. But away from the public eye Victo...
00:42:41 2022-06-28
Lampooned as the lunatic king who lost America…but who was also hugely popular with his subjects, who presided over a British intellectual Renaissance, and who defeated Napoleon…we take another look at the reign of the man who may just be the most mis...
00:41:35 2022-06-21
For many, Elizabeth I was England’s greatest monarch – rising through the deadly intrigue and plots of court to ascend to the throne, and then defeating the Spanish Armada and saving the kingdom. All, supposedly, while spurning the advances of her man...
00:38:26 2022-06-14
Prince Andrew’s association with Jeffrey Epstein has gone beyond a royal embarrassment, and has threatened to become a genuine constitutional crisis. How did The Firm ever let it happen? And after his 2022 settlement with accuser Virginia Giuffre, what ...
00:03:21 2022-06-06
Behind the opulence and regal tradition lies an underbelly compromising generations of hundreds of  men and women who make up the royal household—from servants, consultants, advisers and protectors of the House of Windsor. Together, these disciples of ...