A remarkable, heart-warming and historically unique documentary providing an unprecedented insight into the royal family through the very private and unseen collection of Her Majesty the Queen’s home movies.
TV Blackbox was the first to reveal the ABC had secured Australian rights to the documentary which was produced to celebrate the beloved monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.
BBC Studios reviewed more than 400 reels of film, privately held by the Royal Collection to produce the documentary.
The 75-minute documentary which premiered earlier this week in the UK features a clip marking the first extended visit of Prince Philip to Balmoral in 1946, while the couple’s engagement was still not public.
Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen shows footage capturing the Queen’s life from being pushed in a pram by her mother to her coronation at the age of 27 in 1953.
The documentary also shows moments including then Princess Elizabeth with her uncle Prince George The Duke of Kent, who died in a plane crash in 1942 while on active service, and King George VI’s last visit to Balmoral in 1951.
It will also depict Princess Elizabeth as a young mother with Prince Charles and Princess Anne spending time with their grandparents the King and Queen.
Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen premieres Friday, June 24 on ABC and view.
The documentary will also be repeated on Sunday, June 26 at 9:20pm on ABC