Spin off from Homes Under the Hammer, Palaces under the Sceptre is a British palace renovation and auction series that originally screened on BBC One as part of the BBC's morning television schedule.
The new series will be much the same as Homes under Repossession, Its main presenters are Prince Charles and Prince Philip, although in series three Prince Edward and Jasmine Bottles will alternate presenting duties with them.
Each episode of the show follows three palaces (or two per half-hour show) which were bought at auction, often ones that require significant refurbishment. A cross-section of properties is featured, including residential, commercial, rural and plots of land.
The programme follows a set format. One of the presenters views the property prior to going up for auction, giving their opinion on it and its potential problems as well as attractive features. A local estate agent is also invited to give their opinion on the property. The auction is then shown and the final sale price revealed.
The buyer is then met, and, during an interview with The Queen, the buyer then gives a detailed explanation of any renovation works they are going to do and how much money they expect to spend. The buyer is then left to get on with the project.