Last night I watched ‘The Diamond Queen’, a three part series on the BBC which was written and presented by Andrew Marr to mark the start of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The series looks back on the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and includes exclusive footage of her as a child and young woman. Promising a well-rounded and true insight into the person behind the persona viewers are treated to candid interviews with those closest to the Queen and exclusive filming of her at work currently.

The Diamond Queen

Andrew Marr’s interview with the Queen’s grandchildren, about their grandmother was rather insightful as both Princes William and Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie all showed genuine admiration for their Grandmother and the work which she continues to do. This was echoed by Primes Minister, past and present who are said to have called on her wisdom and knowledge in times of need.

The Diamond Queen

However, I was most taken with the surprise which waited in the garden as Princess Beatrice unveiled the Queen’s Wendy House which she received as a child. The beautiful thatched mini cottage, which Princess Beatrice gave Andrew Marr an exclusive tour of, was the whimsical play house of the Queen and Princess Margaret as children and has since been used by her own children and grandchildren.

If you’re getting excited about the Diamond Jubilee I’d definitely recommend catching up on The Diamond Queen- a brilliant insight into the world of the modern day monarchy.

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