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Edward and Sophie: The Reluctant Royals

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Summary

A profile of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, a couple who often go below the radar, but are becoming increasingly popular and significant in the royal family. Prince Edward will one day will take on the mantle of Duke of Edinburgh from his father, along with many of his duties, while Sophie has become admired for her charity work and as one of the Queen's closest confidantes.

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Review

While some of the Queen’s family have hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons (Megxit and Prince Andrew’s television interview, to name but two), Edward and Sophie have quietly carried on with their royal duties and charity work. Although the pair have occasionally fallen foul of the media in the past, they appear to be an unassuming couple. Their children have been brought up without royal titles and it’s intended that they will work for a living when they’re old enough.

Now that Edward and Sophie have been singled out to take on more royal duties, this film explores whether they are the perfect model for a modern monarchy.

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DirectorSimon Harries
DirectorAndrea Jones
Executive producerAndy Dunn
Executive producerIan Rumsey
ProducerSimon Harries
ProducerAndrea Jones
Series producerDaniel Smith

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