The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

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Prince John (older) (as Matthew Thomas)
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Lalla
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Storyline

British empire monarch George V and his wife Queen Mary decide to hide their last-born son, Johnnie, from the public, being embarrassingly affected by epilepsy. While his protective elder brother is ruthlessly groomed for court life, Johnnie gets packed off to a country cottage on the royal estate Sandringham. With his full-time governess Lalla, a substitute-mother, he's abandoned to playfulness and virtual social neglect. The Great War and the Russian Revolution change life in Britain, also at court, even at Sandringham, where royal refugees are expected. Written by KGF Vissers

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The heartbreaking story of the prince that history forgot

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Biography | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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17 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El príncipe perdido  »

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Goofs

At the funeral of Johnny, on screen it's clearly summer (rhododendrons in bloom), but in reality he died in January. See more »

Quotes

Queen Mary: I am English. From top to toe, from toe to top. I am English, from top to toe, from toe to top. I am English, from top to toe, from toe to top.
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Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata in C Sharp minor Op.27, No. 2)
(uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Adrian Johnston
Performed by Matthew James Thomas
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A beautiful piece of work.
14 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Lost Prince is one of those wonderful pieces that you rarely see. Beautiful, touching, moving, and heartbreaking are only a few words to describe it. It was informative also because I had never before known of the epileptic Prince John. I fell in love with Johnny the first time I saw him.

The acting was fantastic. I loved Lalla. Gina Mckee did an excellent job in portraying her. Miranda Richardson(Queen Mary) also did a wonderful bit of acting as the seemingly heartless Queen. I was reduced to tears at the end.

If you've never heard of the wonderful little Prince, or you'd just like to watch a different perspective on the Royal family, see the The Lost Prince, you'll be glad you did.


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