Royal family to celebrate Prince Philip in BBC film

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Members of the British royal family are to celebrate the life of Prince Philip in a new BBC One film.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April at the age of 99, after more than 70 years of marriage to Queen Elizabeth II.

Now, more than a dozen members of the royal family, including all of Prince Philip and The Queen's children and adult grandchildren are to offer their personal thoughts and reflections in the TV tribute to the longest-serving consort in royal history, according to a BBC press release.

Originally conceived to mark Prince Philip's 100th birthday, which he would have celebrated in June, the landmark documentary features interviews filmed both before and after the Duke's death.

Documentary-makers have been given unprecedented access behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace to meet his long-serving staff and have been allowed to film in his study, private office, and library.

They have also been given special access to The Queen's private cine-film collection, featuring the royal family's private home movies.

Philip wed Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became The Queen, and the couple have four children - Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward - eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Widely known for his controversial remarks and uncompromising sense of humour, as well as his unwavering support for his wife, the royal also created the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme for young people, and supported more than 800 charities and organisations.

The new documentary film, which is directed and produced by Matt Hill and Faye Hamilton, will air on 22 September.

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