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The Palace 

A fictional account of a royal family living in England's Buckingham Palace.


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Series cast summary:
Rupert Evans ...  King Richard IV 8 episodes, 2008
Sophie Winkleman ...  Princess Eleanor 8 episodes, 2008
Sebastian Armesto ...  Prince George 8 episodes, 2008
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ...  Sir Iain Ratalick 8 episodes, 2008
Zoe Telford ...  Abigail Thomas 8 episodes, 2008
David Harewood ...  Major Simon Brooks 8 episodes, 2008
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Jonty Roberts 8 episodes, 2008
Hugh Ross ...  Jeremy Robinson 8 episodes, 2008
John Ramm John Ramm ...  Chief Superintendent Peter Bayfield 8 episodes, 2008
Huw Rhys Huw Rhys ...  David Waverley 8 episodes, 2008
Owain Arthur ...  Jimmy Clacy 8 episodes, 2008
Kate O'Flynn ...  Ruby Riley 8 episodes, 2008
Jane Asher ...  Queen Charlotte 7 episodes, 2008
Russell Bright Russell Bright ...  Neil Haslam 6 episodes, 2008
Amit Shah ...  Kulvinder 'Vinny' Ganatra 5 episodes, 2008
Fiona Button ...  Lucy Bedford 5 episodes, 2008
Nathalie Lunghi ...  Princess Isabelle 4 episodes, 2008
Shelley Conn ...  Miranda Hill 4 episodes, 2008
John Shrapnel ...  PM Edward Shaw 4 episodes, 2008
Heather Tobias Heather Tobias ...  Anne Featherstone 4 episodes, 2008


A fictional account of a royal family living in England's Buckingham Palace.

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Probably a rather realistic yet entertaining expose of Royalty's 21st century challenges
14 January 2019 | by pjp88029See all my reviews

There is an underlying moral theme of doing the right thing vs doing the wrong (Royal) thing and covering this up to protect the Royal family throughout the series.

The complexities of relationships that a Royal Family holds with the public, politicians, the church, their staff and each other were well portrayed and mostly believable in each episode.

For the most part, the actors casted fit their roles quite well, with a few exceptions. The youngest Royal, Princess Isabel, age 17-18 in the series, played by Nathalie Lunghi, (age 22 in 2008), was made to look like a burnt-out '30-something' year old meth addict. Quite over-done in the makeup and over-acted scenes she had to do.

The same with several of the minor actors who played kitchen and wait and cleaning staff. Their scenes were so overacted they made themselves look like blubbering idiots who would NEVER be hired to work in a position requiring discipline, decorum and discretion such as working for a Royal Family. Very UN-Believable portrayals.

I blame this full on the Director, not the actors. They were just doing their jobs, as directed.

Overall, This was an 'easy to binge watch' 8 sessions series to escape from my little life's realities for a day and I learned a bit more about how and why things are done the way they are in the United Kingdom from medieval times throughout today.

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