This film is part of a series, hosted by television personality David Frost, that examines the issues, events, and people that have shaped the 20th century. In this segment, the topic is royalty. In a world tour, the viewer meets royalty from small island nations, to industrial powerhouses, like Japan and England. Some of the great stories of the royal families are told, from the romance of the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Simpson, to the assassination of the Russian Tsar Nicholas and all his family, in 1917. The series includes 20th Century: Downfall of the Monarchies and 20th Century: The Surviving Monarchies, as the question is posed regarding the relevancy of royalty in the modern world.
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