Royalty Close Up


Following the success of Rock’n’Roll Exposed and Celebrity Exposed which are now being aired across 18 countries by HBO, award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores the life and work of Kent Gavin in Royalty Close Up

Having worked as the Royal Photographer for the Daily Mirror for over forty years, Kent Gavin has had unprecedented access to the Royal Family. From covering hundreds of public engagements, to being only one of two photographers asked by The Prince and Princess of Wales to photograph Prince William’s christening, to being invited aboard the Royal Barge for last year’s Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

Gavin has a wealth of images documenting public and private moments in the family’s history and for the first time ever, Gavin opens up his collection to reveal some of the most intimate moments he has shared throughout his career.

The series will offer a rare glimpse beyond the constraints of the Palace walls and uncover the stories behind some of the most talked about photographs of all time. Alongside an interview with Gavin, the series features a host of interviewees including Piers Morgan, Sir Michael Parkinson, Anne Robinson and many more revealing the stories behind the snaps and celebrating the most famous family of them all

Royalty Close Up will begin on Thursday 4th July, 9.30pm on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go