Prince Harry ripped up the royal rulebook by marrying Meghan Markle – and it wasn’t long before the media speculated when news of a new royal baby would be announced. Now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child.

Secrets of the Royal Babies tells the extraordinary tales of royal births, motherhood and infancy that have paved the way to this day and asks what Meghan and Harry might expect from this next stage of their lives.

Featuring interviews with historians, royal experts and insiders, the documentary explores unusual royal birthing traditions, how to cope with the domestic politics of life with a royal nanny and to how to juggle mothering with royal duties.

Secrets of the Royal Babies visits the Norland College nanny school in Bath, which is the go-to place for royal childcare, and Glamis Castle in Scotland, where young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret could escape the glare of the media and formality of the Royal Court. The documentary also looks at how Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex is handling her own highly anticipated royal birth and asks what she can learn from royal mothers before her - from Queen Victoria through to Princess Diana and the most recent royal mom, the Duchess of Cambridge. 

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Narrated By

KATHERINE KELLY

Archive

ALAMY

AP ARCHIVE/BRITISH MOVIETONE

BBC

GENEVIEVE CHARBONNEAU

GETTY

GLAMIS CASTLE

JASON FRASER

KEN LENNOX

MIRRORPIX

MY 1ST YEARS

THE PASSAGE

TIM STEWART NEWS

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

WELLCOME COLLECTION

Director of Photography

PATRICK SMITH

Sound Recordists

DOUG GREGER

DOUG MARTIN

ANDY PADDON

Graphics

BEDROOM LONDON

Post Production

SPUN GOLD TV

DIRECTORS CUT FILMS

Dubbing Mixer

KATE DAVIS

Online Editor

MIKE GREEN

Colourist

ANDY ELLIOTT

Archive Producer

JASMINE DICK

Assistant Producer

EMILY HOPKINS

Production Coordinators

WESLEY DENNE

MISHA MIKUCKI

Production Executive

CARMELINA PALUMBO 

Line Producer

SAMANTHA GENDLER-WILKINSON

Editor

MAGGIE WARD

Executive Producers

BRIDGET BOSELEY

MIRA KING

Produced & Directed by

ANABELLE MARSHALL

Spun Gold TV Ltd 2019

for

ITV