LONDON — Previously unseen residence videos from Queen Elizabeth II’s private archive — like footage capturing the monarch as a younger mother and her beaming at her engagement ring — will be shown in a new documentary, the BBC claimed Sunday.
The queen granted the broadcaster unparalleled access to hundreds of home motion pictures shot by her, her moms and dads and her late spouse Prince Philip, as component of celebrations for her forthcoming Platinum Jubilee, honoring her 70 decades on the throne.
The movies record the queen’s life from when she was a toddler in a pram to her coronation in 1953.
A person clip captured the initially prolonged visit of Philip to Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1946, in advance of his engagement to Elizabeth was built community. The footage depicts a beaming Princess Elizabeth displaying off her engagement ring to the digicam.
Philip and Elizabeth wed in November 1947 and were married for 73 decades, right until Philip’s death very last April just a several months before his 100th birthday.
Simon Young, the BBC’s commissioning editor for history, said the broadcaster was honored to have accessibility to the queen’s personalized movie collection.
“This documentary is an amazing glimpse into a deeply particular facet of the royal family that is hardly ever witnessed, and it’s wonderful to be ready to share it with the nation as we mark her Platinum Jubilee,” he explained.
“Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen” will air in the U.K. on May perhaps 29, ahead of a 7 days of countrywide celebrations to mark the queen’s 70 a long time on the throne.