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What to watch to psych yourself up for The Royal Wedding

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What to watch to psych yourself up for The Royal Wedding
Before The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May, here are 3 things you should watch for a refresher course into the royal family

1. Harry and Meghan: A Modern Love Story
A documentary that puts the duo's different backgrounds into light, this BBC special will showcase the excitement in Windsor and the UK as it also looks back on past royal occasions and the times they were set in. Find out what goes behind a royal wedding, and take a look at an archive of royal wedding prep with interviews from select personalities. Premiering on 12 May, 8.45pm on on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub channel 432).

2. The Queen
No one does The Queen quite like Dame Helen Mirren. A role that won her the Academy Award for Best Actress, Mirren played Queen Elizabeth II in a dramatisation of the events that followed after the death of Princess Diana, The People's Princess. Directed by Stephen Frears and co-starring Michael Sheen who played the then recently appointed prime minister Tony Blair, the 2006 film showcases the Queen's struggle between remaining aloof and stoic in contrast with the public's need for mourning. 

3. The King's Speech
This 2010 historical drama saw Colin Firth as King George VI after his older brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry the American socialite Wallis Simpson. Directed by Tom Hooper, the The King's Speech won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. Telling the story of the future King's battle with speech impediment, he seeks the help of a speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. You'll get to see little Elizabeth too, the unlikely future Queen.

Watch the live broadcast of The Royal Wedding on 19 May on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub channel 432) and BBC World News (StarHub channel 701).

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Text: Adibah Isa

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