ABC is set to air a two-night, four-hour special documenting the lives of the British royal family, The Story of the Royals.

  • Part one of The Story of the Royals will air Wednesday, August 22nd at 9 p.m. while part two will premiere Thursday, August 23rd.
  • The presentation will “capture the mystique of the monarchy through its many loves, losses, extravagances, challenges, and charms.”
  • The Story of the Royals is being produced in cooperation with People and Four M Studios.
  • This team had previously produced The Story of Diana, which aired in reverence of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic passing.

Story of the Royals

The Story of the Royals will feature:

  • Aaron Korsh, creator of Suits
  • Alastair Bruce, Sky News correspondent
  • Andrew Morton, author of Diana: Her True Story
  • Anna Whitelock, author of The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court
  • Arianne Chernock, author of Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism
  • Bob Woodruff, ABC News anchor
  • Cele Otnes, author of Royal Fever
  • Charles Anson, former press secretary to The Queen
  • Chris Connelly, ABC News contributor
  • Christine Knudsen, theology department chair at Immaculate Heart High School
  • Colleen Harris, former press secretary to Prince Charles
  • Cornelia Guest, goddaughter of Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson
  • Daniel Martin, Meghan Markle’s makeup artist
  • David Wiseman, The Royal Foundation
  • Dr. Harvey Young, Meghan Markle’s former theater professor
  • Dr. Sue Varma, professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone
  • Elizabeth Anson, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Emma Bridgewater, royal ceramics manufacturer
  • Gloria Allred, women’s rights attorney
  • Harry Benson, celebrity photographer
  • Hugo Vickers, royal biographer
  • James Deutsch, folklorist, curator
  • Jane Stevens, lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret
  • Jess Cagle, editor-in-chief, PEOPLE
  • Lady Jane Rayne, maid of honor at The Queen’s coronation
  • Laura Mayhall, author of Women’s Suffrage in the British Empire
  • Maria Pollia, theology teacher at Immaculate Heart High School
  • Mark Stewart, royal photographer
  • Myka Meier, etiquette instructor
  • Patrick Jephson, former private secretary to Princess Diana
  • Penny Junor, royal biographer
  • Phillip Norman, author of Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation
  • Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News correspondent
  • Robert Lacey, author of Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II
  • Sarah Bradford, royal biographer
  • Sarah Gristwood, author of Game of Queens
  • Wynne Frankum, chair of the Bucklebury Parish Council
  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, journalist


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