How the roy­als have evolved

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE -

The Story of the Roy­als, Seven, Sun­day at 8pm

IN MAY the world was cap­ti­vated by the royal event of the year: the wed­ding of Prince Harry and ac­tress Meghan Markle. The Story of

the Roy­als asks a sim­ple ques­tion: how ex­actly did we get here?

How did an Amer­i­can bi-racial divorcee find her­self at the thresh­old of the most pow­er­ful fam­ily in the world?

How did an in­sti­tu­tion so rigidly built on ideas of hered­i­tary suc­ces­sion come to wel­come such a rad­i­cally new iden­tity to its ranks?

Jump­ing back to the early decades of the 20th cen­tury, this two-part se­ries ex­plores the piv­otal mo­ments in the crown’s his­tory.

In Wil­liam and Harry, we see lead­ers who bridge the gulf be­tween duty and fam­ily, serv­ing their peo­ple by plac­ing ex­em­plary acts of com­pas­sion front and cen­tre.

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