The Queen of England has three official residences - the best known, Buckingham Palace; the oldest, Windsor Castle; and the most romantic, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Among the few working royal palaces in the world today, they serve as both family homes and as the setting for the business of Monarchy. Each has its own distinctive story - long histories that reflect good and bad times, triumph and tragedy and, of course, the lives of some of our most memorable kings and queens. But they all share certain features - incredible collections of treasures that reflect both the tastes of their occupants and the artistic development of the nation, and architecture that has evolved across the centuries to meet the needs of different ages, reflecting the story of Britain and its people like no other buildings. Hosted by British journalist and newsreader Fiona Bruce.
Queen's Palaces Previous Broadcasts
Windsor Castle (Episode #102Z)
KQED 9: Sun, Feb 9, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
From the bowels of the Castle to the heights of the battlements, Fiona encounters all manner of royal treasures - from the musket ball that killed a naval hero to table decorations in gold and silver and encrusted with jewels; from the triple-headed portrait of a king who lost his head to Queen Mary's Dolls' House with running taps, and a secret garden hidden in a drawer. All of this was almost lost in the disastrous fire of 1992.
- KQED Channel 9: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED 9: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Channel 9: Sun, Feb 9, 2014 -- 8:00 PM