Whilst watching A Jubilee Tribute to The Queen by The Prince of Wales, I was taken aback by some of the personal film footage in the program. This is the first time the images have been released and it shows a whole other side to the Royals that we haven’t seen before.
The footage was bursting with colour, in particular the ceremony scenes as the diamonds twinkled. It was fun seeing Prince Charles’s reactions to the film too as we see him watching it for the first time. Oh and how cool in Prince Philip! He is one cool Royal!
Princess Anne, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Queen chasing the bicycles.
The film footage shows the kids (and Prince Philip!) rolling down the hill.
We all have one of these photos!
Prince Charles talks about how this is the Queens favourite head piece.
The Queen after the news that her father had died and she would become Queen.
I’d also recommend 60 Years of the Queens Fashion, he’s a couple of beautiful dresses…
And finally, some things you never knew about the Royal family -
- During her twenties, the Queen revealed herself to be a surprisingly good mimic, a talent she has kept to this day. Her favourite “acts” are Rolf Harris, René from ‘Allo ‘Allo and Tony Benn.
- Prince Philip’s remark in 1970 about his daughter Anne – “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested” – raised his public profile.
- In 1984, she started using a small cottage on the Sandringham estate as a place where she could “play ordinary”. Sometimes she will spend an entire day at the cottage, tidying up, watching The Jeremy Kyle Show and organising an “ordinary” dinner-party for close friends.
- For some time now, Prince Philip has suffered from a compulsion to insult people, even heads of state, whom he meets. The Queen has insisted that this condition, known by doctors as Royal Tourette’s Syndrome, should be ignored.
For more see the Telegraph
Images taken from the Daily Mail and the Telegraph.