This film goes behind the scenes of some of the most prestigious receptions ever held by Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned over the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth since 1953. Despite being in her 80s, she still works as hard as ever, carrying out hundreds of public engagements every year. Through interviews with historians and guests, ambassadors, royals and palace staff, this documentary special focuses on the significance of the great state banquets of the last sixty years.
It explores the precise planning involved from the guest list and seating plan to the special menus and the content of the Queen’s welcome speech. It looks at the political significance these banquets have played in world events, as well as revealing amusing anecdotes from the evenings themselves.