May 6, 2013

BBC Home Entertainment Releases The Royal Collection DVD Set On May 21

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria’s Children Also Available on DVD

Street Date:May 21, 2013
Suggested Retail Price:
DVD $24.99 ($30.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 467 mins /4-disc set

New York, NY BBC Home Entertainment is releasing an exclusive collection featuring four royal titles, each presenting perspective on the British Monarchy. Included in the set are The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, a behind-the-scenes look at the Queen’s 1953 Coronation; King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy, a two-part portrait of Elizabeth II’s grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, which examines the lasting legacy of the couple who rescued the monarchy from potential disaster; Queen Victoria’s Children, a three-part series exploring the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships with her husband and her nine children; and How To Be a Prince, a program centered on Prince William from 2003.The Royal Collection also includes a replica of a booklet for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation, featuring original photography from the ceremony.

The Royal Collection arrives on DVD May 21, 2013. Also coming out on May 21 are two DVDs featured in the collection, available for sale individually: The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria’s Children.

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 50 mins / single disc

BBC Home Entertainment releases this fascinating documentary which reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, drawing on rare archive footage and made using eyewitness accounts of participants and historical experts. The Coronation was seen as an ideal moment for the British Royal Family to establish the meaning of the modern monarchy – reinforcing the idea of continuity and tradition, while establishing the new reign of the young Queen and her modernizing husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. This program shows how, despite tensions, diplomatic incidents, and political wrangling, the Queen kept her demeanor, arbitrated with skill, and stayed true to her vision of a special coronation.

Queen Victoria’s Children
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 180 mins / single disc

BBC Home Entertainment announce a new three-part series spanning over sixty years which examines one of the most tempestuous of royal relationships, that of Queen Victoria with her husband Prince Albert and their nine children. The series uses a wealth of written material and photos left by Victoria, Albert and her children, including letters, diaries, memoirs, and journals, to bring the subject and characters to life.