The Crown and Us: The Royals in Australia
'The Crown And Us' is a two-part television event, charting the history of Australia’s complex relationship with the Crown - the British Royals are part of who we were and who we are. And despite the secrets, scandals and questions of relevance, our affection for them remains as strong as ever. Australia’s loyalty to the Crown has survived assassination attempts, the push-pull of republicanism and a succession of salacious royal scandals and tragedies. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history, a global icon, but attention has now turned to succession. And Australia has always loved its young royals. In 1920, it was Edward VIII. In 1967, it was Price Alfred - and now it’s Prince William and Prince Harry’s turn - their 2018 Royal tour of Australia proved one thing: the young royals are the future of the monarchy and they’re as popular as ever, especially with young Australians. Why is that? And will it ever change? The Crown And Us unfolds through a half a century of Australian royal archive footage, never-before-filmed letters written by the Royals and revelatory interviews with historians, royal insiders and notable Australians. The Crown And Us will serve as a seminal documentary on the nation-shaping role of the Monarchy in Australia. It will also help us answer an enduring question: do we really need a British monarch as our future head of state?
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