Between Harry and Meghan’s recent engagement and the return of The Crown, there’s a serious case of royal fever going around.
But what to do when you’ve already devoured all the new episodes of the superb Netflix series?
The first answer is: watch all the drama again from the very beginning.
The second is: find another regal saga to binge-watch.
From an American romantic historical drama about Mary, Queen of Scots to a British series set against the backdrop of the War of the Roses, there are plenty of shows about kings and queens to indulge in.
Here are six of the best to keep you in the royal spirit.
This fictionalised series chronicling the early reign of Mary, Queen of Scots is romantic and deliciously melodramatic.
Featuring a super-attractive cast, gorgeous costumes and a hip indie-folk soundtrack, it’s the perfect series to binge-watch.
The early seasons have more of a young-adult feel, making it the perfect series to watch if you loved The CW’s other TV shows like Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries.
Going slightly further back in the history timeline, The Tudors explores the reign of King Henry VIII of England, with wider storylines involving the Tudor dynasty.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as the notoriously harsh ruler, while Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer gives a standout performance as his ill-fated second wife, Anne Boleyn.
It’s four seasons of marital drama, sex, scandal and royal intrigue – the adult equivalent of Reign.
ITV’s Sunday night period drama follows Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne at eighteen and the early years of her reign.
It’s an altogether more genteel series that’s got more in common with The Crown than The Tudors.
Once again, the costume and production design is exquisite but it’s the central duo of Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, as the young royal couple, that charms viewers.
Another British series set during Henry VIII’s rule is Wolf Hall, the six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel of the same name.
It places the fictionalised biographical focus on Mark Rylance’s Thomas Cromwell, who was chief minister to the King.
The Crown’s Claire Foy takes on another royal role here, this time as Anne Boleyn, alongside Damian Lewis’s Henry VIII.
The White Queen
The White Queen is a must-watch for fans of historical novelist Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War book series.
It takes place during the War of the Roses and follows the stories of three women – the White Queen, the Red Queen and the Kingmaker’s Daughter – as they each attempt to orchestrate events behind the royal scenes in order to gain power.
Watch all 10 episodes and then move on to the 2017 sequel, The White Princess, which centres on the marriage between Elizabeth of York and Henry VII and the political plots that threaten to destroy their unity.
Not to be confused with the documentary series of the same name, The Royals offers a much more up-to-date royal drama.
Set in the present day, it stars Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena Henstridge, the matriarch of a fictionalised British royal family, and Joan Collins as her mother, Grand Duchess Alexandra of Oxford.
This tongue-in-cheek series is a sexy and silly soap opera that’s trashy in the best of ways and easy to get addicted to.
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