As a teenager, the Queen was a “babe” to him
Funny and a real eye-catcher: A new documentary shows the Queen from another side. Paul McCartney raves about young Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth II (95) as you rarely see her: A new documentary wants to show the funny and glamorous side of the monarch. “Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts” will be released in June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A trailer gives a first glimpse of the filmwhich will run in cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video.
Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney (79) appears in the trailer. He says: “We grew up loving the Queen. To us teenagers, she was a babe.” There are also old pictures of Elizabeth II playing exuberantly or enthusiastically cheering on animals and riders at a horse race. In another excerpt, in which she can be seen with her grandchildren, the little Princess Eugenie (31) apparently climbs on her foot, which the Queen acknowledges with “Ouch, that’s my foot you’re standing on”.
Big celebration in June
The documentary is by “Notting Hill” director Roger Michell (1956-2021). He died last September shortly after completing the film about the Queen. According to British media reports, he is said to have used more than 500 different archive sources.
Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne since February 6, 1952. She is the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee. The celebrations will culminate in the days from June 2nd to 5th. Plans include street parties and a concert featuring some of the world’s “biggest entertainment stars”. Maybe Paul McCartney will serenade the Queen…