Are you a Royal Family fanatic? Do you lavish time spent with the a HELLO! magazine and a strong cup of Earl Grey? If yes, then you most certainly should tune in to the documentary Serving The Royals: Inside the Firm, airing several times this week on CBC Television. In it, filmmaker John Curtin interviews the servants who work long hours for low pay in the House of Windsor. (Can you smell a scandal? WE CAN! And it smells delicious.)

John Curtin has become quite the expert on the Royal Family: First it was After Elizabeth II: Monarchy in Peril, then Chasing the Royals: The Media & The Monarchy, and now comes yet another juicy inside look into the stately family through the point-of-view of those who’ve served them. The film press release outlines just a few of the duties: “They iron the Queen’s bed sheets, polish Philip’s riding boots, squeeze Charles’s toothpaste onto his toothbrush and walk the royal corgis.” Further, it states that the 1,200-odd servants and staff are the Royal Family’s “biggest asset and greatest liability.” Ooooh, isn’t this naughty.

Beyond dishing the manners (or lack thereof) of Prince Charles, the film also looks at the stiff rules that staff must adhere to and what happens when they break a code. Of course a monarchy doc would not be complete if not for some speculation around how Kate Middleton and Prince William will deal with the legacy of servants when their heir-to-the-throne baby is born.

Watch a one-minute trailer here.

Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm will premiere across Canada this Thursday, January 17 at 9 pm on CBC Television Doc Zone, with repeat showings on CBC News Net this Saturday, January 19 at 11 pm and Sunday, January 20 at 6 pm. Be sure to tell your mom and granny!