Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Lucy Worsley

Credit: Courtesy of © Tiger Aspect Productions 2013

From bedchambers to flower beds, two new one-hour specials on PBS reveal the secluded spaces of British royal families. Tales from the Royal Bedchamber airs Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Host Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, snuggles up with Britain’s monarchs to uncover the fascinating secrets of the royal bedchamber. From Hampton Court to Hever Castle to the great English country manors, Worsley shows the opulence of Royal State bedrooms and explains how these private spaces were once very public hubs of English politics and policy. It was in these rooms that royal marriage ceremonies were held, royal births were observed by crowds eager to verify the baby’s sex. Even the process of creating royal babies took place in a semi-public context, Worsley says, because everyone had a stake in its outcome.