The U.K.'s ITV television network is launching "Lost Royals," a show that will explore the lives and psyches of the blue bloods who could never hope for a place in the royal families from which they sprung. It will document the lives of the royals, their mistresses, and the illegitimate children they produced. It will also mention many of the descendants of these "love children."
Royal expert Jennie Bond, the BBC's former royal correspondent, is to hunt down monarchs' secret love children and their descendants for a new ITV documentary. Two royal genealogy experts will join her in the search for the families of those who shared royal beds.
ITV says that the show will explore "the secrecy, shame and outright fear surrounding the mystery blue bloods". It will also include an in-depth look into philanderers such as Charles II to discover what their lives were like.
One has to wonder if the show will look only into history or if it dares to examine the love affairs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Perhaps that is best left to the tabloids.