This new documentary depicts the queen like you’ve never seen her before

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1954 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
1954 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The queen is rarely depicted in a sympathetic light. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from royal duties this year, many criticised Her Majesty's decision and passed her off as unforgiving and cold, just as they did upon Princess Diana's death in August 1997.

As a royal reporter, it was refreshing to see Being The Queen ahead of its release – the documentary premieres on 15 November 2020 on National Geographic (DStv 181) – and the monarch's unbending dedication to royal duty.

The documentary, by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings, follows Her Majesty from her early days as Princess Elizabeth to the moment she ascended the throne, and shows the struggles she has endured though the very many scandals that have hit the royal family.

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