The sudden death of the old King means the crown passes to Richard, the 24 year-old Prince of Wales. Richard is thrown into a role he thought he'd have twenty years to perfect, whilst the nation waits for him to mend his ways and fill his father's shoes. He gets support, of a fashion, from the Royal Family: His brother Prince George, his glamorous and ambitious sister Princess Eleanor and his beautiful but damaged mother Queen Charlotte; each of whom have their own agendas and personal problems. He will be guided by his all-knowing Private Secretaries and a downstairs team of Pages, Valets and Footmen, and they're going to enjoy all the fun of working in the smartest address in the world. But in a tabloid culture where sensation rules, and love must give way to duty, Richard will be forced to question whether his quest to become a suitable ruler is really worth the price…

The Palace - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-01-14

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The Palace of Versailles (French: Château de Versailles; English: , vair-SY or , vur-SY; French: [vɛʁsaj]) was the principal residence of the Kings of France from Louis XIV in 1682 until the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. It is located in the Yvelines Department of the Île-de-France region, about twenty kilometers (14 miles) southwest of the centre of Paris. The palace is now a French Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, notable especially for the ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Opera theater, and royal apartments; for the more intimate royal residences, the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon located within the park; the small rustic “hamlet” created for Marie Antoinette; and the vast Gardens of Versailles with fountains, canals, and geometric flower beds and groves, laid out by André le Nôtre. The Palace was stripped of all its furnishings after the French Revolution, but many pieces have been returned and many of the palace rooms have been restored.

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Films Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) is an animated film in which sophisticated chimpanzees Mason and Phil dress up as “King of Versailles” in reference to the Palace of Versailles Marie Antoinette (2006) is a film written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst. It is based on the life of Queen Marie Antoinette in the years leading up to the French Revolution, filmed on location at the Palace of Versailles. Music “The Palace of Versailles” is a song by singer-songwriter Al Stewart, detailing the French Revolution, The Terror, and Napoléon Bonaparte's military coup, from the perspective of “the lonely Palace of Versailles” On 2 July 2005, the French Live 8 was held in the courtyard of Versailles Television In the Doctor Who episode, “Girl in the Fire Place” (2005), The Doctor met the Madame de Pompadour in the Palace of Versailles Let Them Eat Cake, a 1999 BBC comedy starring Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, is set within the Palace. Versailles is a 2015 British-American-Franco-Canadian television series set during the construction of Versailles Palace during the reign of Louis XIV Video games Assassin's Creed Rogue is set in Versailles at the end of the game Assassin's Creed Unity is set in Versailles at the beginning of the game Castlevania: Bloodlines is a Konami video game in which Versailles is the fifth stage

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