Anyone else seen this?
Mrs. Owl was watching it on PBS and I was half-watching it, expecting it was another BBC historical import. Then I started really enjoying it.
It's set in the near future, after Queen Elizabeth has died, and Prince Charles has ascended to the throne. Problems with Parliament, which insists he (pro-forma) sign a bill restricting the freedom of the press, escalate, along with problems with his sons (Princes William and Harry). Gradually, it becomes a Shakespearian play, as the members of the royal family begin to speak in the meter and vocabulary of Shakespeare's blank verse, speak to the camera in asides like the actors in a play, the ghost of Lady Di appears in the shadows to prophesize the ascent of her sons in rhyme, and the House of Windsor turns on each other, with Kate Middleton playing the role of an scheming, ambitious Lady Macbeth.
Check it out, it's really worthwhile.