ITV has ordered Inside The Duchy, a two-part documentary series about Prince Charles, that will feature exclusive interviews with HRH The Prince of Wales, to mark his 50th working year as The Duke of Cornwall.
Inside The Duchy will offer an unprecedented insight into The Duchy of Cornwall, which covers more than 130,000 acres across 23 counties, touching coast, countryside and city. The series follows His Royal Highness, who, in his role as a landlord, farmer, and custodian of the Estate, is very much the hands-on inspiration behind ‘The Duchy Family’.
In exclusive interviews, The Prince of Wales explains the way The Duchy is run to reflect his belief that economic development works best when in harmony with the natural world and local communities. Producers scored unprecedented access for the series and the film crew were embedded with the Duchy of Cornwall for a year.
Inside The Duchy is being produced for ITV by BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions, marking BBC Studios’ first commission from the commercial broadcaster. It was commissioned by ITV’s Controller of Factual Jo Clinton-Davis and ITV Head of Factual Entertainment Sue Murphy. Charlie Clay is the series producer and director. The executive producer is Bill Lyons. Fremantl is handling global sales.
“We’re delighted to be working with ITV and opening a window onto one of the world’s most extraordinary family businesses”, said Jon Swain, Head of BBC Studios’ Unscripted Productions. “We’re very proud that BBC Studios’ first commission for ITV will be coming out of our Bristol production hub.”
While executive producer Bill Lyons added: “It’s rare to have access to an untold story but that’s exactly what we discovered in the Duchy of Cornwall. These films will reveal just how much HRH The Prince of Wales has invested – personally and emotionally – into what has been his lifetime’s endeavour.”