To celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, a two-hour documentary about her life will air tonight on ITV at 8pm.
Our Queen At 90 features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the Queen, plus candid interviews with 11 members of the Royal family, including Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, Catherine Middleton and Prince Harry.
We’ve marvelled at everything from her charitable work to her impeccable style, but ever wondered what Her Majesty is really like? Tune in to tonight’s historic show, where you’ll find out…
What the Duchess of Cambridge gave the Queen for Christmas:
Catherine revealed that during her first Christmas as a member of the Royal family, she gave the Queen a jar of homemade chutney as a present.
“I was worried what to give the queen as her Christmas present,” Catherine admits in her first solo television interview. “I was thinking, ‘Gosh, what should I give her?’ I thought back to what would I give my own grandparents and I thought, ‘I’ll make her something,’ which could have gone horribly wrong. But, I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.”
How the Queen spoils her great-grandchildren:
The Duchess of Cambridge also disclosed
that the Queen leaves “little gifts” for George and his sister Charlotte
in their bedrooms whenever they visit.
Catherine also revealed the special name that her two-year-old son gives his great-grandmother: “Gan-Gan”.
What Prince Charles really thinks about his mother:
In his interview, the Prince of Wales said: “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.
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.”
The love and support she provides for her grandchildren:
The Duke of Cambridge spoke about how supportive the Queen has been whilst growing up. “Having this figurehead, having this stability above me, has been incredible,” he said. “I’ve been able to explore, understand, carve my own path. I greatly appreciate and value that protection.”
People get VERY starstruck when they meet the Queen:
“A lot of people get very excited and sort of nervous around her,” said Prince William, “and I’ve seen some very comical moments. I’ve seen people literally faint in front of her. It’s quite a startling moment as to what to do when you faint in front of the Queen.
There’s a lot of trembling knees and people can’t talk sometimes. It’s quite difficult talking to people when they can’t talk. You don’t get very far, I don’t get past the hellos.”
Our Queen At 90 airs Sunday 27th March 2016 at 8pm on ITV.