Right royal feast of television

Michael Buerk, Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth and chef Anna Haugh will recreate some of the dishes served to monarchs, from George IV to the present day, in Royal Recipes, headed for DStv’s ITV Choice in July.

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BY BILLY SUTER

A VARIETY of royal-themed shows and one-off documentaries is lined up for DStv’s ITV Choice (channel 123) in July, among them a show highlighting Prince Harry’s charity work in Africa.

Prince Harry in Africa, to be shown at 8pm on Thursday, July 20, follows the prince on his return to Lesotho, to continue the work of the charity he set up in the country a decade ago.

Cooking fans are sure to enjoy a new 15-part, 30-minute series, Royal Recipes, to be dished up every Monday to Friday at 7.10pm, from July 3. This show, combining recipes with historical details, has Michael Buerk (helped by Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth and chef Anna Haugh) recreating some of the dishes served to monarchs, from George IV to the present day.

When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, to be shown at 8pm on Thursday, July 6, is said to be a unique documentary, with presenter Phillip Schofield talking to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in the 60th Anniversary year of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).

Prince Harry hugs ‘Mutso’ a young boy he befriended on his first visit to Lesotho in  2015.

Also sure to attract interest is The Royal Good Guys, offering a peek at the charity work of the four princes – Philip, Charles, William and Harry.  It is to be shown at 8pm on Thursday, July 13.

Through the business of their charities, the princes are transforming the British royal family into a modern global brand. But how did it all come about? And what motivates them?

Kate’s Wardrobe Secrets is another treat, a one-hour special set for 8pm on Thursday, July 27. This documentary sees Kate Middleton’s wardrobe secrets uncovered, revealing her favourite labels, the styles she chooses to flatter her figure, whether she is going to a sports ground or a film premiere, and her go-to designers.

Viewers will find out what celebrities, stylists, fashion writers and bloggers think of her choices, and their particular favourites. Viewers will also discover what influence she has had, and what they’ve learnt from her.

Inside Windsor Castle, a four-parter scheduled for 8pm every Friday from July 7 to 28, uncovers the scandals, triumphs and betrayals of the royal family.

Windsor Castle is the ultimate symbol of royal might, grandeur and power, attracting tourists in their millions. But away from their prying eyes, the castle walls and turrets still guard the royal family’s deepest secrets…


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