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A portrait of Elizabeth II's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, which examines the lasting legacy of the couple who rescued the monarchy from potential disaster.

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Born and brought up in the Victorian age, King George V was conservative to his fingertips. Yet in the face of unstoppable social change after WWI he turned out to be a remarkable innovator, creating the House of Windsor, embracing democratic reform, and reinventing many of the royal traditions.

  • KET Monday, January 5 at 3:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Queen Mary was picked as a future queen consort by Queen Victoria. Despite the arranged marriage, King George and Queen Mary had a loving relationship. Mary revered the monarchy and obeyed her husband in all things - even the length of her dresses. She always put duty and service first.

  • KET Tuesday, January 6 at 3:00 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Wednesday, January 7 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
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