In May 1997 the Labour Party won the elections in the United Kingdom, and Tony Blair became Prime Minister: after 18 years of Tory government, the Nation decided to entrust the young Scottish politician who promised radical changes.
Queen Elizabeth II’s welcome to the new leader is tepid, and the relationship between the two is likely to be rather complicated.
Three months after Blair’s election an unexpected event shook Britain and threw the world into mourning: Lady Diana, the Prince of Wales’s divorced wife, died in a car accident in Paris with Dodi Al-Fayed in the attempt to get rid of the paparazzi.
While British people are stunned by the death of their beloved Diana, the Royal Family remain on holiday in Scotland, in an attempt to protect the children of Diana and Carlo from the media and from a pain that may prove intolerable.
The Windsor only return to London after a week: seven days that are the focus of the movie, seven days in which Tony Blair does his best to convince the Queen to return to the capital and manage the people growing discontent.
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Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms, Alex Jennings, Helen McCrory, Roger Allam, Tim McMullan, Douglas Reith, Earl Cameron