A brand new documentary sharing unseen footage of the Queen will embody a then-Princess Elizabeth carrying her engagement ring months earlier than her engagement to Prince Philip was introduced.
The BBC has been granted “unprecedented” entry to a whole lot of home-made recordings shot by the Queen, her mother and father and the Duke of Edinburgh to rejoice the Platinum Jubilee.
The house films had beforehand been held by the Royal Assortment within the vaults of the British Movie Institute (BFI).
One of many tapes see the Queen being pushed in a pram by her mom, whereas one other is of the 1953 Coronation.
The 75-minute documentary will air on BBC One on 29 Could. It’s titled: Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen.
A part of the documentary will present the primary prolonged go to of Philip to Balmoral in 1946 whereas his and the Queen’s engagement was nonetheless not public.
It depicts a beaming Princess Elizabeth displaying the digital camera her engagement ring.
The official engagement announcement occurred nearly one yr later, on 9 July 1947. It’s stated the engagement announcement was delayed till after Princess Elizabeth reached the age of 21, and had returned from a royal tour of South Africa.
Philip and the Queen married in November 1947, a wedding which lasted 73 years earlier than the Duke died on the age of 99 on 9 April 2021.
Different footage proven within the documentary will embody the Queen’s father’s final go to to Balmoral in 1951 earlier than he died in 1952, and the Queen as a younger mom to Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
The movie will probably be narrated by the Queen’s personal voice and newsreel audio, after filmmakers listened to greater than 300 of the Queen’s speeches.
Simon Younger, the BBC’s commissioning editor for historical past, stated: “We’re honoured that the Queen has entrusted the BBC with such unprecedented entry to her private movie assortment.
“This documentary is a rare glimpse right into a deeply private aspect of the royal household that’s hardly ever seen, and it’s great to have the ability to share it with the nation as we mark her Platinum Jubilee.”
Claire Popplewell, artistic director for BBC Studios Productions, stated: “As programme-makers who’ve beforehand labored carefully with the Royal Family on ceremonial and celebratory broadcast occasions and programmes, the manufacturing workforce had been underneath no phantasm fairly how particular accessing this very private archive was.
“With the ability to draw upon the self-recorded historical past of a younger Princess Elizabeth and her wider household – and permitting the Queen to inform us her personal story – is the very coronary heart of this movie.”
Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on 29 Could.
Extra reporting by PA.