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God save the Queen

A new documentary about Queen Elizabeth II has given audiences a fresh insight into the life of England’s oldest and longest reigning monarch, proving that age really is just a number.


In the documentary, which celebrates her 65th year on the throne, the Queen herself reflects on the occasion of her coronation. In addition to revealing previously unknown facts about the day, commentators have already noted that, despite her age, the Queen is as sharp as ever.

When the interviewer, famed royal commentator Alistair Bruce, commented that, given the logistics involved with a coronation, “it’s amazing that everyone knows where to go”, she said “They jolly well should do, after all the rehearsals they did.” 

Later, when asked about where her children were during the ceremony she dryly replied, “no idea, I wasn’t there.” 

Viewers also noted that while the footmen who delivered the crown to her wore gloves and handled it with the utmost care, the Queen seemed far more at ease, lifting it up to show the interviewer her favourite jewels.

Many took to twitter to express their admiration for the monarch who, at 91 years old, appears to be resonating more strongly than ever with young people around the world.

In addition to displaying the Queen’s previously unseen biting wit, the documentary promises to reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes details about a ceremony that is usually shrouded in secrecy. The documentary reveals scandalous details, and interviews with historians that detail the fascinating traditions that characterise the unique occasion, many of which date back to the 17th Century.