Picks and Pans Review: Windsor Restored
George III can't catch a break. In 1783 he went down in history as the English king who lost the American colonies. In 1992, according to this documentary, a portrait of His Majesty was the only painting destroyed in a fire that severely damaged Windsor Castle. What's truly remarkable, though, is that so many of the castle's treasures were rescued, and a $60 million restoration project was completed in time for this month's celebration of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 50th wedding anniversary. Produced by Prince Edward, this dry but worthwhile film includes interviews with Prince Philip and Prince Charles. But the real stars are the loyal subjects who labored to get the devastated castle back in shape. "After all," says a commoner in a hard hat, "it belongs to all of us, you know?"