Queen Makes Rare Documentary Appearance

The Queen will share memories of her coronation as part of an hour-long BBC documentary set to air this month.

The Coronation will see the monarch make a rare TV appearance, in which she will talk to royal commentator Alastair Bruce about the famous event in 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended to the throne at the age of 25 after the death of her father George VI Рwhen the nation was still in the grip of post-war austerity Рwill also discuss the day in 1937 when, aged 11, she watched the coronation of the late king.

Meanwhile, the film hears from others who took part, including a 12-year-old choirboy who was forced to sing solo when when his colleagues – overwhelmed by the occasion – lost their voices.

The documentary is part of the Royal Collection Season, a partnership between the BBC and Royal Collection Trust, which also features the four-part television series Art, Passion & Power: The Story Of The Royal Collection.

The Coronation will air on BBC1 on 14th January at 8pm.