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Royal Inquest

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Docu about crimes against British royals is a bit grisly.

TV TLC Reality TV 2009
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Overall, the stories are interesting, even if the narration and music are occasionally a bit overwrought. But given that the British royals are the most commonly photographed and filmed people on Earth, you have to wonder why so many of the same images are used over and over. It seems awfully hard to believe that there are only four flim clips of Princess Anne from the 1970s -- and you know there were far more pictures of Princess Diana than the 12-odd shown in the episode about her butler.

Bottom line? Those who are into true crime and/or the royals may get a kick out of this somewhat voyeuristic series, but it's not likely to end up on many other folks' must-see list.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 28, 2009
  • Cast: David Shih
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: April 5, 2023

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