Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70

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Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70


While the media has been focusing its attention on the younger royals, film-maker John Bridcut has spent the past year in the company of the longest-serving heir to the throne, Prince Charles. Bridcut has spoken to those who know him best, his sons and his wife, and had access to him at work and away from the public stage, so the result is both an intimate portrait and a unique insight into his views on global warming, youth opportunity, trees and the future.

While Charles has, essentially, been waiting in the royal wings for decades, he’s hardly wasted his time, involving himself in matters as diverse as red squirrels and Islam. But this observational film uncovers another side to the future King, who appears to have a wit and warmth we don’t always see.


Observational documentary following Prince Charles over the past 12 months, being shown to mark his 70th birthday on November 14. Film-maker John Bridcut follows the prince at work and behind the scenes and speaks to those who know him best - the Duchess of Cornwall and Princes William and Harry - as he builds an intimate portrait of the longest-serving heir to the throne.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Paapa Essiedu
Director John Bridcut
Editor Riaz Meer
Executive Producer Simon Berthon