‘Our Queen At 90’ Documentary: What we’ve learned about the royals

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In this two-hour landmark programme celebrating The Queen’s 90th birthday, ITV cameras have been granted close access to the work of Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family across the United Kingdom and overseas during the last year.

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 2015

Our Queen at Ninety includes individual contributions from many key figures in her life, including Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, The Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, The Countess of Wessex and Peter Phillips.

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 2015

In addition, leading national and international figures will feature, including Prime Minister David Cameron, along with famous faces from the world of sport and entertainment, as well as material from the most comprehensive international film archives.

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 2015

Viewers will also see Her Majesty attending and hosting various events, including a reception for the Rugby World Cup and the Chinese State Visit, as well as seeing Her Majesty working and relaxing at home.

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 2015

Speaking about Her Majesty, HRH The Prince of Wales says: “I said to my mother the other day, do you realise that when you reach 90 I shall have known you for 68 years, she had to laugh a little bit.”

Editorial Use Only. No merchandising . Can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme OUR QUEEN AT 90 or ITV. Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (5616962j) Screen grab shows: Prince Charles at Clarence House. 'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 2015 She has broken almost every royal record in the book. And now Her Majesty The Queen is approaching a new landmark. To celebrate her 90th birthday, this historic documentary has enjoyed privileged access to the Queen and to those who know her best during the year in which she has become our longest-reigning monarch. We hear from the Prince of Wales and his sons, about the way she has inspired them. We hear from those whom she has warmly welcomed in to the Royal Family, including the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge giving her first interview since her marriage. We meet leaders, celebrities and ordinary people all over the world whose lives have been touched by the most famous woman on Earth. Meanwhile, back at the Palace, it's just business as usual...

He continued: “When you think that all these years the Queen has been on throne, that in itself is a huge achievement, coping with so many different challenges and complications and always being there really in that remarkable way – steadfast.”

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 27 Mar 2016

As she reaches her 90th birthday, this film aims to offer a fresh insight into our monarch’s life and work; a remarkable story of an extraordinary life which in so many ways reflects the changing face of the nation.

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 2015

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Here’s what we’ve learnt about the Royal family from the documentary:

1. Prince George calls the Queen, his great-grandmother, “Gan-Gan”.

2. There’s a cushion bearing the slogan “It’s good to be Queen” at Balmoral.

3. The Duchess of Cambridge is teased by other, more experienced members of the Royal Family for spending “too long chatting” on walkabouts.

5. William Trevor’s Fools of Fortune is among the books on the shelves at Balmoral.

6. The Duke of Cambridge got the names of two countries “muddled up” at his first diplomatic reception, which was “quite embarrassing”.

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 2015

7. David Cameron and the Queen discuss the countries they have and haven’t visited during their weekly meeting at Buckingham Palace. He describes “a great and exciting moment” when he came up with one she hadn’t been to.

8. Polishing the cutlery used at State dinners starts around two months before the event takes place.

9. The Queen has the word “plonk” in her vocabulary.

'Our Queen At 90' documentary, Britain - 27 Mar 2016

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