A documentary concerning the British royal household that’s recognized to have been hidden for about 50 years, resurfaced on-line earlier than being eliminated once more this week.
According to Independent, followers have been in a position to view the 110-minute programme known as Royal Family, uploaded on a YouTube channel by an unknown consumer, for the primary time for the reason that time it was withdrawn within the early 1970s. At that point, over 30 million folks had tuned in when the documentary was first aired. The Queen, nonetheless, reportedly regretted giving the BBC behind-the-scenes entry and requested it by no means be broadcast once more.
The documentary was shot in color in 1969 and adopted the Windsors for a yr, providing a glimpse of the royal’s home life, together with scenes just like the Queen and her household having fun with a picnic to a bare-chested Prince of Wales waterskiing, and the Queen shopping for younger Prince Edward an ice cream, and so forth.
The movie, nonetheless, quickly obtained locked within the BBC archives, on the request of the Queen, it’s believed. While the documentary was supposed to present the widespread folks an thought concerning the life behind the palace doorways, critics then had argued towards it, saying that the movie was a mistake.
The occasions behind the documentary have been additionally dramatised within the third season of Netflix present The Crown.
While Queen Elizabeth II by no means commented on the movie in public, Princess Anne admitted she disliked the programme.