Elizabeth II: From Princess To Queen Duty And Sacrifice

29/10/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 29/10/2007
  |  200 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Two documentaries focusing on Queen Elizabeth II. 'From Princess to Queen' was released to coincide with the Queen's official birthday and looks at the early years of Elizabeth's life from birth through to her coronation as Queen. The film features archive footage of events including her wedding and Edward's abdication speech, and rare cine film of her childhood with sister Margaret. 'Duty and Sacrifice' is a two-part documentary looking at the true story behind the reign of Elizabeth II. Part 1 re-examines the Queen's early years and looks at how duty and sacrifice have shaped the Monarch we see today. Part 2 examines the Queen's reign from the 1960s onwards - a time that brought anti-establishment ideas and a new Labour government committed to reform. From then to the present day Elizabeth has faced challenges to her reign from all sides. The once deferential press declared open season on the House of Windsor and suddenly a very private family was thrust into the often brutal media spotlight.

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