The BEST Episodes of The Royal House of Windsor

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Network: Channel 4

Drawing on newly available evidence, this epic series explores the Windsor dynasty's gripping family saga, providing fresh insights into how our royal family have survived four generations of crisis

Adapt or Die

#1 - Adapt or Die

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 22, 2017

This episode reveals fresh insights into how George V rescued the monarchy by dumping his family's German roots, and explores the Edward VIII abdication crisis

star 7.58
67 votes
Fire, Feud and Fury

#2 - Fire, Feud and Fury

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 22, 2017

This episode examines the huge challenge that Diana's popularity and tragic death posed to the royal family.

star 7.54
35 votes
The Top Job

#3 - The Top Job

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 29, 2017

Prince Charles is the most outspoken heir to the throne in the Windsors' history and has promised a radically different vision for the monarchy. But will his reign make or break the Windsor dynasty?

star 7.52
29 votes
Love and Duty

#4 - Love and Duty

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 1, 2017

In 1947, as Britain suffers from crippling post-war austerity and the worst winter on record, a lovesick Princess Elizabeth and her ailing father, George VI, visit South Africa on a fraught royal tour

star 7.28
47 votes
Shadow of a King

#5 - Shadow of a King

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 15, 2017

The fourth episode of the gripping saga of the world's most famous dynasty features intimate letters from the Prince of Wales and previously unseen family photos of the aristocratic relative earmarked by Charles' great uncle for him to marry in the late 1970s. Charles was determined to do the right thing as Prince of Wales and avoid the mistakes of his great uncle King Edward VIII, who abdicated to marry the divorced woman who he loved, and almost brought the House of Windsor to its knees. Another great uncle, Lord Mountbatten - an ambitious man of boundless energy and ego - wants to cement his position at the heart of the House of Windsor by acting as kingmaker to Prince Charles, who calls him his 'honorary grandpa'. The programme reveals how Mountbatten arranged a secret meeting in Paris between the exiled King and Charles. But, rather than fearing 'Uncle David' as a warning from history, Charles describes how he sees him as an object of sympathy, even affection.

star 7.07
42 votes
Enter the Outsider

#6 - Enter the Outsider

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 8, 2017

The story of Prince Philip, the Windsors' most radical moderniser, and how in the 1960s he harnessed the medium of television to revamp the Royals' public image.

star 6.98
41 votes