The documentary wanted by the BBC should have been the celebration of an illustrious life: a television party with which to honor the first hundred years of Prince Philip. The production, which began in the first months of the year, asked the family for their approval. But, once he obtained the cooperation of the royals, he had to stop. Filippo he passed away in April, at the age of ninety-nine, and nothing more was done about the original idea. What survived, however, was the backbone of the project, adapted so as to be able to seal the first anniversary of Filippo’s death.
Prince Philip: The Family Remembers, as the documentary has been christened to date, will see Filippo’s grandchildren remember their grandfather, in what BBC described as “a unique portrait of the longest-lived of princes consorts”. The film, for which the collaboration of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle was not requested, will have to sew together “moving and moving memories, studded with a sense of humor, with details capable of providing a unique perspective on the spiritual heritage of this ‘extraordinary man’. Who, at the end of his life, succeeded in the miracle: to bring back together the most famous grandchildren. William e Harry, gathered for the first time for the funeral of their grandfather, they agreed to meet again for the filming of the documentary, shortening a distance that – from indiscretions – would however remain unbridgeable.