Queen Elizabeth Will Release Personal Home Movies in New Documentary Ahead of Platinum Jubilee

While Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner, she has been giving royal fans an up-close look into her life. For instance, the queen recently opened up her horse stables for public viewing. And now, the monarch has decided to enter her video archive and release a series of home videos before the annual celebration.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Her Majesty is planning to release a series of several family video recordings that will be shown in an upcoming BBC documentary. The film is set to be released as part of the Platinum Jubilee.

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Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen will allow us to see a side of the queen like never before. Multiple private tapes will show various moments of her life, dating from when she was a young princess to her engagement to her late husband, Prince Philip. The 75-minute documentary will be released on May 29, exclusively in the U.K. (FYI, this will be a week before the queen celebrates her 70-year reign on the throne.)

Simon Young, the commissioning editor for history at BBC, released a public statement sharing his excitement for the upcoming project. The statement read: “This documentary is an extraordinary glimpse into a deeply personal side of the royal family that is rarely seen, and it’s wonderful to be able to share it with the nation as we mark her Platinum Jubilee.”

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