here is one for you: The Palace.
The Palace is a British TV series about a fictional contemporary young prince who assumes the throne when papa dies. The somewhat untraditional English monarch Richard tries to do everything with honesty and openness, but is constantly challenged by events and the schemes devised by both the royals, their trusted staff and the help.
The series is an interesting and entertaining look at a somewhat anachronistic institution. There is only one season, but Leon and I sat through nearly the whole season one recent rainy afternoon.