Royal TV takeover

If you love the royals, then grab the sofa. They are taking over the TV. There's some right royal treats coming up on the tellybox so settle down, find the choccies and veg out, regal style.....

The Queen won't be the only royal with a prime time spot on BBC1 this Christmas Day. The Duchess of Cornwall will be part of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. Yep, Camilla is getting glittery and bringing the party to her as she hosts some of the SCD special at Buckingham Palace. It's pre recorded so there's no hope of seeing Chaz and Cam doing the conga after one advocaat too many. What you will see are the highlights of a tea dance being held at the Palace with Strictly stars involved. Some of the professional dancers as well as Tess Daly will be getting the regal treatment and we'll see the results on Christmas Day. It's all part of a push to show the benefits of exercise for older people. Camilla has never made any secret of her love of the programme, even attending a performance of Strictly Confidental a few years ago. You can all but bet your last mince pie on her taking a twirl of some description in the show on Christmas Day.

Before then, Prince Michael of Kent will appear on Songs of Praise. A special edition of the programme is due for broadcast on Sunday 19th November 2017 to mark the 70th wedding anniversary of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Michael was, of course, a pageboy at the big event, carrying the bride's veil. He'll be reflecting on his memories as the programme celebrates the major milestone with some of the couple's favourite hymns.

Then on November 20th 2017, you can tune into a special programme all about the royal wedding anniversary. Kirsty Young will present Love and Duty on BBC1 at 9pm. Add to that all the royal news you'll see on the day and it's clear that there really is a right royal TV takeover going on.