The sudden death of the old King means the crown passes to Richard, the 24 year-old Prince of Wales. Richard is thrown into a role he thought he'd have twenty years to perfect, whilst the nation waits for him to mend his ways and fill his father's shoes. He gets support, of a fashion, from the Royal Family: His brother Prince George, his glamorous and ambitious sister Princess Eleanor and his beautiful but damaged mother Queen Charlotte; each of whom have their own agendas and personal problems. He will be guided by his all-knowing Private Secretaries and a downstairs team of Pages, Valets and Footmen, and they're going to enjoy all the fun of working in the smartest address in the world. But in a tabloid culture where sensation rules, and love must give way to duty, Richard will be forced to question whether his quest to become a suitable ruler is really worth the price…
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Palace - Mysore Palace - Netflix
Ambavilas Palace (Kannada: ಅಂಬಾ ವಿಲಾಸ್ ಅರಮನೆ), otherwise known as the Mysore Palace (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರು ಅರಮನೆ), is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the centre of Mysore, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the 'City of Palaces', and there are seven palaces including this one; however, 'Mysore Palace' refers specifically to this one within the Old Fort. The land on which the palace now stands was originally known as puragiri (literally, citadel), and is now known as the Old Fort. Yaduraya built the first palace inside the Old Fort in the 14th century, which was demolished and constructed multiple times. The current structure was constructed between 1897 and 1912, after the Old Palace was burnt ablaze. Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million annual visitors.
The Palace - The Ambavilasa (Darbar -e- Khas or Private Hall) - Netflix
This room was used by the king as a hall for private audiences. Entry to this opulent hall is through an elegantly carved rosewood doorway inlaid with ivory that opens into a shrine dedicated to Ganesha. The central nave of the hall has ornately gilded columns, stained glass ceilings, decorative steel grills, and chandeliers with fine floral motifs, mirrored in the pietra dura mosaic floor embellished with semi-precious stones. This is where the king would confer with his ministers. It was the chamber in which he gave audience to people deserving special attention.
The Palace - References - Netflix