Monday, 30. October • 22:00 – 23:10
A Very Royal Wedding
Documentary + Knowledge
In a celebration of the 70th anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip’s wedding day in November 1947, presenter Alexander Armstrong discovers how a battered post-war Britain pulled off the event against the odds. This feature-length documentary includes contributions from Joan Collins and Sheila Hancock sharing their memories of the wedding, and the recollections of people who were part of the big day, such as page boy Prince Michael of Kent. Alexander meets the ordinary folk who made this such a special occasion, including one of the seamstresses responsible for the spectacular wedding dress. There are recreations of the Queen’s exquisite three-carat diamond engagement ring, her stunning wedding bouquet and her show-stopping nine-foot high, 500lb wedding cake. The film features stunning colour coverage of the day and clips from the Queen’s private home movie footage.