This summer, PEOPLE and Time Inc. Productions is teaming with ABC to produce The Story of the Royals, a two-night television event airing in August on ABC that will showcase the key figures in the line of succession — Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George — while also capturing the excitement of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May and the birth of William and Kate’s third child in April.
As Meghan becomes the first American to join the royal family since Wallis Simpson in 1937, The Story of the Royals will examine Americans’ ongoing fascination with all things royal. Exclusive interviews with palace insiders, royal experts, and longtime PEOPLE contributors will chart how the monarch has evolved over the decades.
“We are thrilled to be partnering again with ABC after last year’s success, The Story of Diana,” said Bruce Gersh, EVP/President of PEOPLE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and PEOPLE EN ESPANOL. “The Royals television event complements the incredible franchise PEOPLE has created across every platform.”