During World War I, the royal family rebrands itself amid intense anti-German sentiment. Edward VIII creates a crisis when he abdicates.
As Britain struggles with post-World War II austerity amid a brutal winter, George VI embarks on a strenuous South African tour with his family.
After Elizabeth becomes queen, Prince Philip shakes things up with his modern ideas, including using television to revamp the Windsors' public image.
As Prince Charles comes of age, he faces pressure to avoid the romantic pitfalls of Edward VIII, and is taken under Lord Mountbatten's wing.
The royal family struggles with challenges caused by Diana's extreme popularity, her rift with Prince Charles, and her tragic death.
Pursuing his unconventional vision of the monarchy, Prince Charles tackles social and political issues, sometimes clashing with Queen Elizabeth.