The British Queen is an the iconic face of the nation and the most prestigious elder Stateswoman in the world. From her early life as a carefree girl, where she was educated at home with her sister Princess Margaret, to meeting heads of state, the world’s biggest celebrities and thousands of ordinary people, much of the Queen’s life has been captured on camera.
When you are, quite possibly, the most photographed person in history, you might feel that you’d had quite enough of cameras. You might conclude that there were enough images of you and your family and that the last thing you would wish to do is to add to them. On the evening of her 90th birthday, as she and her immediate family settle down at Windsor Castle to a dinner hosted by the Prince of Wales, BBC1 viewers will have a chance to watch Elizabeth at 90 – a touching compilation of home movies filmed by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, a good many of which have never before been seen outside royal circles.