Triumphs and tragedies: the story of Britain’s longest serving monarch
At age 10, an unexpected twist of fate led her to become heir to the throne of the world’s greatest Empire. At 13, just a mere Princess, she fell in love with a man five years her senior, her third-cousin, Phillip. At 21, she married him and soon bore him their first two children, Charles and Anne. At 25, she inherited the throne… where she still sits today.
Over the course of her nearly seven-decade rule, Elizabeth II has been served by over a dozen prime ministers, met the world’s greatest leaders, watched her offspring embroiled in a series of world-captivating scandals, and buried her mother, sister, iconic daughter-in-law and husband. She has seen her approval-ratings plummet so low the monarchy itself was openly questioned, and later publicly rebounded to become the adoring “grandmother” of a grateful nation. Featuring interviews with prime ministers, royal household members and close friends, this series builds a uniquely personal and memorable picture of Queen Elizabeth II.
Series 1: 8x60 | HD | 2018