Elizabeth II: a Queen’s Revolution

Elizabeth II: a Queen’s Revolution

She is celebrated today as a unique icon across the globe. Elizabeth II, Queen of England, has sat firmly on the throne for over 63 years.

Yet, at the start of the 1990s, Elizabeth almost lost control of her rule as monarch. The Queen experienced a decade of turmoil that she had not known before. The Royal Family’s image deteriorated in the context of the the crisis between Charles and Diana. In addition, Elizabeth faced popular pressure against royal privileges and the great fire at Windsor Castle.

With the death of Princess Diana, the people grumbled, and the monarchy trembled. Sacrifice and vocation, the two favourite tools employed by the Queen in former times of hardship, weren’t enough any more. In order to escape the trap that History had laid for her, Elizabeth had to evolve. She ended her status as an untouchable Queen and her royal distance from the people, in order to become the grandmother of the nation. That is the secret of the longest British monarch: the revolution of a Queen.

Director :
Pierre Hurel
Broadcaster :
France 3
Production :
Eléphant Doc
Year :
2016
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