A close look at the royal families from around the world and the mysteries behind their palace walls.
- imDb Rating: 8.3 (7 Votes)
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- Released: 29 Apr 2009
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- Genre: Documentary, History
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- Actors: David Shih
- Language: English
- Country: USA
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- Total Seasons: 1
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