Queen Elizabeth is set to make a rare appearance in a television documentary to discuss her coronation.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

The 91-year-old monarch will appear in an upcoming BBC documentary - which tells the story of the crown jewels and the ceremony of crowning a new monarch - where she will be talking to royal commentator Alastair Bruce about her own experiences with the coronation ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth dubbed the event as "remarkable", and said that prior to being crowned herself in 1952, she had only witnessed one coronation, when her father George VI was made King in 1937.

She said: "I've seen one coronation, and been the recipient in the other, which is pretty remarkable."

Other quotes from the Queen's interview are being withheld by the BBC until the documentary airs later this month, but the project is believed to feature other people who were involved in her coronation, including a choirboy who found himself singing solo when when his colleagues - overwhelmed by the occasion - lost their voices.

The BBC's director of content, Charlotte Moore, said: "It is a real honour to have Her Majesty the Queen revealing her intimate knowledge of the Crown Jewels - and fond childhood memories from when her father was crowned King George VI in this very special film for BBC One.

"In her own words, the Queen will bring to life the enduring symbolic importance of the coronation ceremonies for modern audiences to enjoy."

The documentary - which is entitled 'The Coronation' - 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'.

Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1952 has seen her be named as the longest reigning monarch, and the public won't be able to see a new ceremony until her son Prince Charles is crowned King once the Queen sadly passes away.

'The Coronation' will be screened on BBC One on January 14 at 8pm.


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