Queen Elizabeth ‘has always been a rural woman’, finds peace between animals and nature, says insider – Reuters

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Americans will see a new side for Queen Elizabeth as she celebrates her 70th birthday.

On the occasion of the Platinum Anniversary Weekend True royal television The premiere of the exclusive American documentary The Queen Unseen will take place. The film features rare footage and home films shot by members and friends of the royal family.

Unpublished clips of young Elizabeth will also be shown. The film highlights how the young princess became queen and eventually loved by the world.

“The queen and her 70-year-old throne are very fascinated – she’s the longest-running British monarch ever,” Nick Bullen, one of True Royalty TV’s co-founders, told Fox News Digital.


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their silver wedding anniversary in 1972. visits a farm at Balmoral Manor in Scotland in September.
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“We just felt we had to offer something different to our audience. It’s just the Queen’s most amazing look when she’s not working, so to speak. You can see the side of it that you wouldn’t normally expect to see. »

Bullen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has been running programs for the British royal family for 20 years and has worked closely with Prince Charles for about a decade. 2004 Bullen has already created royal content by setting up his own production company, Spun Gold.

He described how the audience would be surprised, how “normality has always been its essence”.

“The truth is that the queen has always been a country woman who loves her dogs, horses, cattle, loves being surrounded by nature,” Bullen explained. “When you put her in that verse, she relaxes the most. She can really be herself.

“You know, like a queen, a crown never falls. That’s why she enjoys those moments when she can really be herself, a family woman in the countryside. She is the head of state, but is also a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. who loves to laugh, have fun and take care of their family and animals. »

Bullen shared that his favorite part of the documentary was watching the 96-year-old on vacation.

“It’s very rare to see her away from the crowd,” he said. “She cherishes those private moments when she is just with her family and enjoys it. Therefore, such sequences are very rare. But these home movies take you into his world. And you feel like you really belong in “There’s No iPhone, No Paparazzi in the Bushes.” It’s just her. And it’s really gratifying. »


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, walk in their Balmoral estate in Scotland, where they have found peace as a couple.
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Elizabeth spent Thanksgiving on Friday at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London because of travel difficulties that have limited the monarch’s public responsibilities in recent months.

Worship services took place on the second of the four platinum anniversary holidays. Thousands of royal supporters rejoiced on Thursday as the queen joined other senior royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and watched as 70 British military planes flew.

The queen decided not to attend Friday’s worship after feeling “somewhat anxious” during Thursday’s events. Instead, she watched the ceremony on TV in Windsor Castle.

St. Paul’s congregation included members of the royal family, high-ranking politicians, diplomats, and more than 400 essential workers, charitable volunteers, and members of the armed forces who were called to serve the community.


Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by her stud Terry Pendry, is seen on horseback in the area of ​​Windsor Castle in 2006.  April 17  In Windsor, England.  The ruling monarch suffers from movement problems.

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by her stud Terry Pendry, is seen on horseback in the area of ​​Windsor Castle in 2006. April 17 In Windsor, England. The ruling monarch suffers from movement problems.
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Elizabeth, who has only recently recovered from COVID-19, uses a stick. She also gave her eldest son Charles an increasingly prominent role as the public face of the monarchy. He stood up for his mother earlier this month when “episodic mobility problems” prevented her from chairing the official opening of Parliament.

However, she later appeared at a horse show, opened the Tube line and toured the Chelsea Flower Show with a royal buggy, a luxury golf cart.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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