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The Lost Prince (2003)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prince John (younger)
... Prince John (older) (as Matthew Thomas)
Brock Everitt-Elwick ... Prince George (younger)
... Prince George (older)
... Lalla
... George V
... Queen Mary
... Stamfordham
... Queen Alexandra
... Lloyd George
... Asquith
... Fred
... Mr. Hansell
... Edward VII
David Barrass ... Kaiser Wilhelm
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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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BBc [UK] | PBS

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17 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El príncipe perdido  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There was actually 6 children of King George V. His son Albert had a very bad stuttering problem that began in very early childhood and lasted into adulthood. Some viewers mistake George for Albert. George grew up to live a life which was considered scandalous, and died in 1942. See more »

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

Prince George: [Speaking about Prince John] He was the only one of us who was able to be himself.
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Connections

Featured in Prince John: The Windsors' Tragic Secret (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

2nd Sonata for Trumpet & Organ, Opus IV, Allegro
(uncredited)
Written by Giovanni Viviani
Arranged by Adrian Johnston
Performed by Adrian Johnston (piano), Colin Rae (trumpet)
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A beautiful piece of work.
14 November 2004 | by 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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