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By Royal Appointment

Courtesy of American Public Television
An artisan discusses cheese with Charles, Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Airs Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Courtesy of American Public Television
Charles, Prince of Wales with craftsman featured in "By Royal Appointment."

"By Royal Appointment," narrated by Hugh Bonneville (DOWNTON ABBEY, BONEKICKERS), is a documentary that shines a light on the talented craftsmen and women who all hold "warrants" designating them official suppliers to the English Royal Family.

From tailors to cheese makers, medal crafters to wine suppliers, and cobblers to carriage makers, their skills and craftsmanship have placed them in a very exclusive group. They alone have the right to display a Royal Coat of Arms and say that they are "By Royal Appointment."