Now is the time for a royal binge-watch
CBC Gem is Canada’s one-stop shop for Royal Family documentaries
Use your time inside to get to know our sovereign, the Queen of England (and Canada) a little better. CBC Gem is home to an incredible selection of documentaries about Elizabeth II, her family, and their history. Whether you're looking for a deep historical analysis, gossipy takes on Royal Family dynamics, or just a great common wealth of royal facts, CBC Docs has a kingdom of content for you.
This eight-part series tells the real story behind Netflix's The Crown. It follows Queen Elizabeth II's path from sudden heir to the throne, to young queen in a time of rapid social change, to the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
For more than 30 years, Princes William and Harry have been more than just brothers, but best friends and confidants, bonded by the tragic death of their mother. Now, as family men, the two have taken very different approaches to royal life, with William embracing his role as heir while Harry attempts to redefine what it means to be a royal. Are the princes at war? Various royal watchers and people close to the family chime in.
Made for the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, this documentary contains rarely seen footage of the historic event.
Births attended by royal advisors, childhoods followed by photographers, and care courtesy of top-tier nannies: being a royal parent, or a royal baby, is an experience unlike any other.
A look back at the early days of the unconventional royal courtship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The modern royal wedding was invented in 1947, when then-Princess Elizabeth, heir to the throne, married Prince Philip of Greece. For the first time, the masses were able to take in the pomp and ceremony of a royal wedding ceremony. Millions around the globe tuned in on their radios, while a lucky few used the cutting edge technology of television to watch the proceedings live. This doc takes a look at that "Wedding of the Century," and how it captured the world's attention.
This four-part series takes an in-depth look at the Royal Family and features members of court, as well as royal historians, correspondents, and photographers. It looks at everything from royal love to the family's sometimes tumultuous relationship with the press, and asks the question "what makes a good monarch?"
A new generation of royals is making the monarch more in touch, more connected with its subjects, and some would say more popular than it's ever been. Find out how Princes William and Harry, with their wives, Kate and Meghan, are shaking up this most change-resistant institution.