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Prince Philip documentary details and air date

The Duke of Edinburgh is being honoured with a new BBC documentary celebrating his life and service.

Titled Prince Philip: The Family Remembers, the special programme will honour the late royal who died in April at the age of 99.

At the time of his passing, a statement from Buckingham Palace read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Philip was sixth in line to the Greek throne and was born in Corfu on 10 June 1921 to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. He was the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch, carrying out more than 22,000 solo engagements and serving as the patron or president for some 800 organisations in his lifetime.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming documentary that celebrates his life and his service.

Who will be in it?

The documentary will feature all eight of the Queen’s adult grandchildren and other royal family members. Both Prince William and Prince Harry are set to honour their recently passed grandfather. It’s believed that all four of his children – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew – also feature. Despite a number of royals taking part, it has been confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex won’t feature in the special programme.

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What will it cover?

Described as a “unique portrait of the longest-serving consort in royal history,” the documentary will feature “poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer”, according to a press release. It was originally planned to celebrate the duke’s 100th birthday, which would have been 10th June 2021.

hampshire, england   undated in this image, made available november 18, 2007, hm the queen elizabeth ii and prince philip, the duke of edinburgh re visit broadlands,  to mark their diamond wedding anniversary on november 20 the royals spent their wedding night at broadlands in hampshire in november 1947,  the former home of prince philips uncle, earl mountbatten photo by tim grahamgetty images

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With interviews filmed both before and after his death, this landmark portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh features only those who knew him best: his family and closest staff, reports the BBC.

According to Variety, it also includes footage filmed inside Buckingham Palace, including the Duke’s study, private office and library.

When will it air?

The documentary, Prince Philip: The Family Remembers, will air on 24 September on BBC One.

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