There’s no escaping talk of the royal wedding this week. But how prepared are you for it? These documentaries, featuring interviews with royal experts galore, archival footage, rare recordings and more will get you up to speed on Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the rest of the fam, so you can fully get in on the event of the year when it happens.
The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan
Covering the weddings, fashion and lifestyles of Princess Diana of Wales, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, E!’s special features commentaries from the likes of Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, and The Fug Girls’ Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.
Watch The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan on E! Entertainment (Starhub channel 441).
From royal pets—Corgis! Dorgis! Pugs!—to royal scandals and royal babies, each episode of this six-part series looks at a different aspect of life as a British royal, and the significance and symbolism attached to them.
Watch The Royals on Netflix.
Harry and Meghan: Royal Rebels
Countless articles have been posted about all the ways Harry and Meghan have been breaking royal protocol, be it when it comes to their choice of wedding cake or the way Meghan ties her hair. This Lifetime documentary looks at long-held British Royal Wedding traditions via archival footage plus interviews with former palace staff and royal experts, and reveals which the couple will be upholding, updating or disregarding.
Watch Harry and Meghan: Royal Rebels on Lifetime (Starhub channel 514).
The Royal House of Windsor
Being a member of the royal family isn’t as glamorous as it looks (something we all now realise, thanks to The Crown). Over six episodes, this show examines how the British monarchy has survived the last 100 years of power struggles, politics and more; from Edward VIII’s abdication to Prince Charles clashing with Queen Elizabeth on social and political issues.
Watch The Royal House of Windsor on Netflix.
Diana: In Her Own Words
This controversial documentary is based on rare, never-before-broadcast recordings of Princess Diana speaking to her voice coach, Peter Settelen, touching on topics from her marriage to her children.
Watch Diana: In Her Own Words on National Geographic (Starhub channel 411, Singtel channel 201).
Harry and Meghan: A Modern Love Story
Who better than the BBC to set the scene for royal wedding?
Watch Harry and Meghan: A Modern Love Story on BBC Lifestyle (Starhub channel 432).
Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings
Don’t worry about suffering from royal wedding withdrawals once the big day is over. The slew of royal documentaries continues, including Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings, which, as its name suggests, looks at Harry’s journey so far through the lens of four royal weddings: The marriages of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales; Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; and Prince Harry’s own wedding to Meghan Markle.
Watch Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings on National Geographic (Starhub channel 411, Singtel channel 201) on Sunday, 20 May, 8pm.