New York, U.S. – BBC Worldwide announces Born To Royalty, an intimate look at what it means to be a child of the British Royal Family, coming to select U.S. theaters for a limited engagement starting July 19, 2013. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville, the documentary features interviews with experts including internationally acclaimed author Ingrid Seward (Royal Biographer and Editor of Majesty Magazine), Ken Wharfe (Princess Diana’s bodyguard) and veteran Royal correspondent Jennie Bond.
Through rarely-seen archive footage and family photographs taken by former Royal Photographer Jayne Fincher, the documentary offers a look at Queen Elizabeth II, her parents and grandparents, and her own heirs, from Charles (and his marriage to Diana) to young Princes Harry and William and beyond. Featuring contributions from those close to the Royal Family, former employees, historians and Royal observers and photographers, Born To Royalty examines what it means to be raised in the aristocracy.
Soumya Sriraman, EVP of Licensing and Home Entertainment, says, “I am very honoured to be a producer on such an important documentary – Born To Royalty – and to be able to bring this tale to the American audience. I join the rest of America in my fascination with the Royal Family, but this film is more than just a documentary about the Royals- it is a look at how parenting continues to evolve with every generation.”
“To work on such a unique film about Royal babies, with its touching and revealing human stories, has been very exciting and an immense privilege,” states Executive Producer, Lucy McDowell.
Born To Royalty will have a limited platform theatrical release on July 19, 2013 in select cities around the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia.