ITV is adding to the recent wave of royal documentaries.
The commercial broadcaster has given the green-light to Queen Of The World, a two-part documentary series that explores Her Majesty The Queen’s role as a figure on the global stage and the baton she is passing to the younger members of the Royal Family as they continue to build the Commonwealth connection.
Queen Of The World will feature behind-the-scenes moments with the Sovereign and other members of the Royal Family, including the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal, and the Countess of Wessex.
As the family and world leaders discuss the importance of the Commonwealth to the Queen, the series will document the way in which she passes her knowledge and experience to the younger generations. It also explores how the Commonwealth has been a central focus and passion throughout Her Majesty’s life.
The documentary is being produced by Oxford Films – the indie behind Our Queen, Our Queen At 90 and Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy – who secured privileged access to The Queen, her family, her staff and her residences. It will also feature footage from The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s private film archives and the Royal Collection. Robert Hardman, who wrote the book Queen Of The World, is the writer and producer, while Matt Hill is the director. Faye Hamilton is the series producer.
“The Queen is a unique figure on the world stage, with a huge depth of experience having met more global leaders than any previous British monarch and serving longer than all of them”, said ITV’s Controller of Factual Jo Davis, who commissioned the series alongside ITV’s Head of Factual Entertainment Sue Murphy. “This film is a rare opportunity to see Her Majesty up close and behind the scenes in this role, which means so much to her and has been so significant for Britain and the Commonwealth.”
While Nicolas Kent, Oxford Films’s Creative Director and Executive Producer, added: “The Queen is the most well-travelled monarch in history and it’s been fascinating to see how she has passed on her experience to the younger generations of the royal family. With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about to embark on their first Commonwealth Tour to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific exactly sixty-five years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth Tour, this series could not be more timely.”