LONDON – Previously unseen home videos from Queen Elizabeth II’s personal archive – including footage beaming the monarch as a new mother and her engagement ring – will be featured in a new documentary, the BBC said on Sunday.
The Queen gave the broadcaster unprecedented access to hundreds of home videos filmed by her, her parents and her late husband Prince Philip as part of their upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations in honor of her 70th jubilee to the throne.
The videos chronicle the Queen’s life from childhood in a pram to her coronation in 1953.
A clip captured Philip’s first lengthy visit to Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1946, before his engagement to Elizabeth was made public. The footage shows a beaming Princess Elizabeth showing off her engagement ring for the camera.
Philip and Elizabeth were married in November 1947 and were married for 73 years, until Philip’s death last April, just months before his 100th birthday.
BBC History Editor-in-Chief Simon Young said the broadcaster was honored to have access to the Queen’s personal film collection.
“This documentary is an extraordinary glimpse into a deeply personal side of the royal family that is rarely seen, and is wonderful to share with the nation as we mark their platinum anniversary,” he said.
Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen will air in the UK on May 29, ahead of a week of national celebrations of the Queen’s 70th jubilee.
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