Elizabeth, 96, is seen as a child pushed by her mother in a stroller and later played with her father, King George VI in Windsor, as she fell off a lawn chair. In another clip, she’s wading in lakes near Balmoral with her sister Margaret and a corgi. The film also shows the young princess gazing lovingly at her engagement ring shortly after Prince Philip’s proposal.
“Like many families, my parents wanted to keep a record of our precious moments together. And when it was our turn with our family, we did the same,” she told the BBC.
“I’ve always enjoyed capturing family moments,” King continues. “Private photos often show the fun behind the formalities.”
Elizabeth has appeared less publicly in recent months, with health problems ranging from a back sprain To the covid episode. An overnight stay in hospital last year also raised serious concerns about the health of the newborn. She has since made a number of virtual appearances and has been seen in public with a cane, with Buckingham Palace citing sporadic “mobility issues”.
However, before her platinum jubilee celebrations, the Queen attended a party Royal horse showShe smiled cheerfully and waved to the audience before being nominated with a standing ovation. Elizabeth also appeared at the opening of the newest store in London subway linewhich is named after her and aims to transform the city for commuters and visitors.
The Platinum Jubilee celebrations will take place over four days starting Thursday, and Union Jack flags and pennants already decorate train stations and parks as people rush to buy mementos of impending pomp. Thousands are expected to flock to Buckingham Palace to watch the parades and concerts as they try to catch a glimpse of the Queen and her family on the balcony.
The BBC movie will be shown in the UK this weekend, but it is unclear if it will be shown later in the US.
“The production team totally didn’t fancy how special it is to have access to this very personal archive,” He said Claire Poppelwell, creative director of BBC Studios Events Productions, according to the broadcaster. “Allowing the Queen to tell us her story is the gist of this film.”
In the documentary, Elizabeth reflects on photos and video footage: “You always hope future generations will find it interesting, and you might be surprised that you were young too.”
Carla Adam contributed to this report.
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