12 April 2016

"Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute" Preview

BBC One joins in the birthday documentary fun with Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute, airing on The Queen's actual birthday, April 21.

This one sounds interesting. The filmmaker, John Bridcut, was granted special access to The Queen's personal family films, including material never before seen by the public. These films were shot by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh as well as by her late parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Members of the Royal Family will add their comments to the tribute.

Prince Harry: "I still view her more as the Queen than my grandmother. You have this huge amount of respect for your boss and I always view her as my boss – but occasionally as a grandmother."

The Princess Royal:  "Don't forget there's a very double-edged sword. People tend to forget when she passed the longest reigning monarch, that was only because her father died so young. So you know for her that's a very mixed blessing, and you know it's a record that she would much rather not have been able to pass."

Princess Alexandra, who has never before given an interview (!), speaking about growing up with The Queen and Princess Margaret during World War II: "One thing I do remember is the hand-me-downs, which were invaluable. Because of the clothing coupons, it was quite difficult to get hold of clothes. So they were very kind to me, my cousins – I think it was Princess Elizabeth mainly – they let me have one or two of their dresses. There was one blue one, with seagulls all over it, and it's always stayed in my mind!"

The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, and The Duke of Kent will also be interviewed.

Photo: Jonathan Partridge/Crux Productions/BBCOne
{By the way, this photo has brought it to my attention that we have no recorded outings for the Jardine Star Brooch since November of last year. Practically unthinkable for such a fave.}

Update: Here's a link for the trailer!