While Queen Elizabeth II has held the crown for six decades and is the longest-reigning British monarch of all time, she is one of the most private royals. In her 65-year-reign, the queen has never given an interview.
According to E Online, Queen Elizabeth II is the only member of the entire Royal Family who has never agreed to be formally interviewed. In 1992, she came close to giving the public insights about her life as a royal when she agreed to give commentary on a BBC documentary.
However, right after the TV show aired, the palace officially pulled the special from the public view. They claimed that it was too intrusive to the Royal Family.
Now, after celebrating a Saphire Jubilee (65 years on the throne), Queen Elizabeth II will open up about both her private life and the crown. The 91-year-old sat down for an interview that will be revealed during a one-hour documentary titled "The Coronation."
In the documentary, Queen Elizabeth II will talk about her special coronation service that took place on June 2, 1953. Additionally, she talks about witnessing her father's coronation on May 12, 1937.
She said, "I've seen one coronation, and been the recipient in the other...which is pretty remarkable."
The new documentary will be released on the Smithsonian Channel on January 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Charlotte Moore, the BBC Director of Content, talked about creating the film.
She said, "It is truly an honor to have Her Majesty The Queen revealing her intimate knowledge of the Crown Jewels- and fond childhood memories from when her father was crowned King George VI- in this very special BBC One film. The Queen's words will bring to life the importance of the coronation ceremony for modern audiences to enjoy."
David Royle, the executive vice president of the Smithsonian Channel, said that he thinks the interest in the Royal Family is higher today than any other point in history. Perhaps this is because of the recent additions to the Royals, including Prince William and Duchess Kate's third child coming this spring and Prince Harry's new fiancé, American Meghan Markle. Additionally, Royle said that there is still great admiration for the Queen.
He said, "When the coronation was broadcast in the U.S. in 1953, it was the first time the U.S. networks broadcast same-day coverage of European events, and it was watched by an immense audience. Now, this program sweeps aside the fictional dramas of more recent times and brings our viewers the definitive account of the Crown Jewels and their role in this ancient and remarkable event. This is a uniquely intimate portrait of the coronation that is sure to create new levels of interest in America."
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