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Sat 21st April, 2018

Crown Chronicles writer presents documentary on British Royals

The Crown Chronicles is proud to announce that writer, Marcella Busuttil, is to present a Royal mini-series next month, for which TCC has cooperated. Royal documentaries and programmes are some of the most popular on TV, and the series – called ‘Mill-Familja Rjali’ – was written by TCC’s Marcella.

Marcella Busuttil has written a Royal mini-series and will present it too.

Marcella Busuttil has written a Royal mini-series and will present it too.

Following this year’s CHOGM in Malta, which The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Camilla attended, the Maltese programmes will tell the story of the Royal relationship with the island of Malta.

Beginning on 3rd January, the programme will be aired each Sunday at 4.30pm (CET) on Net TV, one of Malta’s three leading stations. These are the first Royal documentaries in Maltese, and The Crown Chronicles is cooperating in the creation of this series, which will be available with English subtitles, after each programme has aired on Net Television. The programmes will be available on YouTube via JMedia Productions Malta and eventually on Net Television Channel on  the on demand section.

The first two episodes will document the life of Her Majesty in Malta, were she used to live in Villa Guardamangia, Pieta, during the first few years of her marriage, in the late 1940s.

It will look at her visits over the years, and how Her Majesty faced the problems during the 1990s, including the fire at Windsor Castle, and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh used to live on the island of Malta. (Marcella Busutil)

Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh used to live on the island of Malta. (Marcella Busutil)

Another two episodes will feature people who have connections with Royalty: one episode features ‘Casa Rocca Piccola’ in Valletta, the boat which Prince William used during his visit in 2014, and another feature biographies of members of the British Royal Family and last years CHOGM.

Last July, the producer Josef Azzopardi, asked the Maltese public if they had ever met a member of the Royal Family, and if they would share their story with the rest of the island. People came forward, and the documentary will feature their stories and memories, including photos and memorabilia locals have related to the Royals.

Malta is still part of the Commonwealth, and was under British rule until 1964, when it gained independence but retained Elizabeth II as its Head of State.

The programme is co-produced by JMedia and Net television. The programme is named ‘Mill-Familja Rjali’ and can be seen via livestream on Net Television or via Android. For those who require English subtitles, they will be released shortly after on the company’s YouTube channel.

Written by

---- Marcella no longer writes for The Crown Chronicles ----- Marcella Busuttil from hal Safi Malta. She graduated in 2011 and obtained a B.A degree in Maltese and Linguistics. Her full-time Job is of an Assistant Teacher. She is also a TV presenter in Malta. She hosted several TV documentaries, even about the British Royal Family. She wrote and did the research of the programme 'Mill-Familja Rjali'. (The Royal Family) Presently, she writes on this website.

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