The Diamond Queen 2012 | TV Show Watchlist
Profiling Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, from the perspectives of Princes William and Harry.
Premiered: June 3, 2012
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This final episode concentrates on the journey we have all been on with The Queen and looks towards the future. How Britain has changed and grown up with The Queen. The triumphs shared from the Coronation to the inauguration of the Prince of Wales, the Silver Jubilee, Golden Jubilee and current preparations for the Diamond Jubilee.
The second episode marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee assesses her moves to modernize the monarchy over the past 60 years, including the abolition of the presentation of debutantes in 1958 and the opening up of royal homes to the public.
In this first episode, using remarkable archive footage, Andrew Marr tells the childhood story of the young girl who never expected to reign. He looks closely at the influence of her grandfather, father and mother and the impact of the abdication, and hears from The Queen's grandchildren about what it must have been like to become Queen at age 25.
Andrew Marr presents a landmark BBC documentary celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. For the first time in modern history a Monarch reaches their Diamond Jubilee. To mark the occasion The Diamond Queen presents a definitive analysis of The Queen's reign, examining her history, constitutional role and responsibilities and her impact around the world.
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- Premiered: June 3, 2012
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Profiling Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, from the perspectives of Princes William and Harry. (more)