Get ready for some right royal TV viewing in Australia during the Christmas-New Year break.

We’ve found some royal viewing on television during the holiday break, including the Queen’s Christmas Message.

All programmes are subject to change so please check your TV guides in your area in case of any last-minute schedule changes.

Saturday, 23 December 2017


11.30 am – Documentary, Burma’s Lost Royals

The British army invaded and deposed its king in 1885. He died in exile, ending one thousand years of monarchy. The Burmese Royal Family vanished and the country was plunged into war and the longest military dictatorship in modern times. After a century, they are back and on a journey to bring the family – past and present – back together.

Thibaw Min, Burma’s last King, c1880.

12.30 pm – Documentary, Crowning a Queen

A unique look at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation at Westminster Abbey, the most dazzling of royal events and the first and greatest ever to be televised.

Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh on 20 November 1947

Sunday, 24 December 2017


3.00 pm – The Royal Variety Performance 2016 (Repeat)


2.30 pm – Documentary, The Secret Photos of the Duke and Duchess

This documentary offers an insight into the romance between King Edward VIII and ‘the divorcee’, revealing more than 1,000 personal photos in three albums for the first time. Many were taken by Edward himself, which go beyond the public image to reveal a private life behind the scenes, and relaxing with their closest friends.

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson on their Mediterranean holiday, 1936

Monday, 25 December 2017


7.20 pm – The Queen’s Christmas Message
7.30 pm – Royal Variety Performance 2017
9.30 pm – Film, A Royal Night Out (2015)


11.30 pm – The Queen’s Christmas Message


2.30 pm – Documentary, Our Queen at Ninety (Repeat)
4.30 pm – Documentary, Inside Buckingham Palace (Part 1)
5.30 pm – Documentary, Inside Buckingham Palace (Part 2)

Wednesday, 27 December 2017


7.35 pm – Documentary, Wallis: The Queen That Never Was

Saturday, 30 December 2017


2.30 pm – Documentary, The Queen’s Mother-in-Law

A documentary focusing on Princess Alice, Prince Philip’s mother, who married into the Greek Royal Family before forced into exile after the monarchy was overthrown. She suffered a nervous breakdown and recovered to become an unlikely heroine during World War II.

7.30 pm – Documentary, Princess Diana: Conspiracy Theories

Since Diana’s tragic death in 1997, there were claims there was an orchestrated criminal conspiracy to end her life. This documentary takes an in-depth life of Diana Princess of Wales, including interviews and exclusive footage.

Diana Princess of Wales, whilst pregnant with Prince Harry, and Prince William. Source: Facebook/The Royal Family
9:10 am – Documentary, Diana: A Quiet Revolution

Tuesday, 2 January 2017


7.30 pm – Documentary, Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King (Repeat)

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