In Love with Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the British nation's favorite grandmother, has been with us for nearly a century. However, little of her childhood and early life has been documented - until now.

In this unique and intimate portrait, the young Elizabeth Bowes Lyon emerges as a lively, strong willed and accomplished young woman. At nineteen she had so many suitors she didn't know which way to turn. She finally agreed to marry the most eligible man in the land - but it took the future King many proposals before he was able to telegraph his parents: 'All right - Bertie.'

In this remarkable BBC1 documentary, personal testimony is combined with rare archive film, photographs and letters to create a unique insight into an extraordinary woman who followed her heart, married a Prince, and by an unexpected twist of fate became Queen.

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