Why Queen Elizabeth II's Marriage Was Met With Suspicion
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The marriage of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip is now widely regarded as a symbol of enduring union. But in 1947, when the wedding took place, many in the royal family were concerned.
How Wallis Simpson Infiltrated British Royalty
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There aren't many rumors that American socialite Wallis Simpson hasn't been subjected to. So here's how she actually infiltrated the British monarchy.
How Emerald Cunard Went From Wild West to British High Society
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Maud Burke, born into the wild, lawless San Francisco of the late 1800s, knew she was destined for bigger, better things. This is how she got them.
How Clara Ward Scandalized All of Belgium
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At age 16, American heiress Clara Ward was married off to Belgian prince Joseph de Caraman-Chimay for a sizable dowry. It was a classic example of "cash for class," but the prince couldn't keep Ward tied down for long.
The Affair that Financially Ruined Gloria Swanson
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In 1927, Joe Kennedy teamed up with silent film star Gloria Swanson to produce films together. Within three years, he'd broken up her marriage, abandoned their shared business, and ruined her financially.
This Woman Was Picasso, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald's Muse
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The wealth and candid charisma of Sara Murphy meant she inspired and was admired by many an artist in 1920s Paris--this included legendary painters and writers alike.
How Princess Elizabeth Swept Prince Philip Off His Feet
In 1943, a young Princess Elizabeth had her eye on the Prince of Greece and Denmark. And with the knowledge of him attending Windsor Castle's annual pantomime, she demanded to play the starring role in 'Aladdin' to catch his attention.
Inside Windsor Castle
- 4 Episodes
Discover the stories and secrets that took place behind the walls of Windsor Castle over the last 80 years.
Inside Buckingham Palace
- 2 Episodes
From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II and all the ceremonies and scandals in between, enter the world of Buckingham Palace.
Million Dollar American Princesses
- 7 Episodes
Join Elizabeth McGovern for an in-depth look at the remarkable young American heiresses who inspired "Downton Abbey."