King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) is not himself. If he were to be given a chance to recover, perhaps things would be okay, but his son, the Duke of Edinburgh (Rupert Everett) is plotting against him.
It’s a fabulous film – Hawthorne is just so good running around in his nightshirts and being charming and obnoxious at every turn. Despite not have any real investment in what happens (well, it happened, didn’t it?), it’s easy to engage with this, and to hope that George III comes through. Even if only for his lovely wife, Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren).