Transcript: Episode 1 | May 06, 2019

(piano music plays)

The Queen's Guard marches.

A Female Narrator says NO MONARCH IN
HISTORY HAS REIGNED LONGER,
TRAVELLED FURTHER, OR MET
SO MANY OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLE
AS THE QUEEN.

(queen talking, indistinct)

In an elegant room, the Queen taps a sword on the shoulders of a male worker. She is in her early nineties, with short white curly hair. She wears a floral blue and white dress.

The Queen says TURN AROUND THE OTHER WAY
BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THE CAMERA
IS.

(man laughing)

The Narrator says FOR SEVEN DECADES, THE QUEEN
HAS CRISS-CROSSED THE GLOBE
BY LAND, SEA AND AIR.

Old footage shows the Queen's travels.
In the clip, a young Queen says I FLEW HOME BY CONCORDE,
WHICH WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD
GET HOME IN TIME TO OPEN
PARLIAMENT IN LONDON.

The Narrator says BRINGING TOGETHER WHAT SHE
CALLS HER FAMILY OF NATIONS,
THE COMMONWEALTH.

(indistinct chatter)

The Narrator says AND NOW, THE QUEEN IS PASSING
THE BATON TO THE YOUNGER
GENERATIONS.

In his mid-thirties, Prince William shakes hands with a man in his fifties.

The man in his fifties says NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

Prince William says YEAH, NICE TO SEE YOU.

The man in his fifties says HOW ARE YOU?

Prince William says WELCOME.

The Narrator says IN THIS HISTORIC YEAR...
A crowd cheers at Princes Harry's wedding.

The Narrator continues WE'VE ENJOYED PRIVILEGED
ACCESS TO THE QUEEN.

Chatting, The Queen says I MEAN, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE,
ISN'T IT?

The Narrator says AND ALL HER FAMILY, TOO.

In her late thirties, Meghan says IT'S SO NICE TO SEE IT AGAIN.
(LAUGHING)
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME SEEING
THE VEIL LIKE THIS.

A blond woman says AND WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE
PUTTING IT ON?

Meghan says IT WAS A PRETTY MAGICAL DAY.

The blond woman says I BET IT WAS, VERY SPECIAL.

Meghan says YEAH, REALLY SPECIAL.

The Narrator says WE'LL SEE THEM WELCOMING
THE WORLD AT HOME...

Prince Harry talks to a group of workers. He is in his mid-thirties, with red hair and red beard. He wears a blue suit.

Prince Harry says HAVE YOU BUMPED INTO THE
QUEEN YET?
NOT YET?
IF YOU SUDDENLY BUMP INTO HER
IN THE CORRIDOR, DON'T PANIC.
I KNOW YOU WILL, WE ALL DO.
(laughing)

The Narrator says AND FLYING THE FLAG ABROAD.

In an informal meeting, Prince of Wales says THAT LOVELY LADY IS WEARING
YOUR CREATION.

A man wearing glasses laughs and says YES.

The Narrator says WITH ACCESS TO THE QUEEN'S
PRIVATE HOME MOVIES...
WE'VE SEEN HOW SHE'S
INSPIRED ONE GENERATION.

In her sixties, The Princess Royal says WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN YOU
WALK UP TO A COMPLETE STRANGER?
She chuckles and continues
I THINK YOU LEARN BY EXPERIENCE.

Kate Middleton shakes hands with a young woman. Kate is in her late thirties, with long wavy brown hair. She wears a white and blue blouse.

Kate says VERY NICE TO MEET YOU.

The young woman says YOU LOOK FABULOUS.

The Narrator says AND ENCOURAGED THE NEXT.

(crowd cheering)

Giving a lecture, Prince William says YOU'LL MAKE ME BLUSH, STOP!

The Narrator says AND WE'VE CAPTURED THE
EXCITEMENT AS A NEW
COMMONWEALTH JOURNEY BEGINS.

Meghan says 53 COUNTRIES, AS WELL, MY
GOODNESS.
IT'LL KEEP US BUSY.

The Narrator says THIS IS THE BRITISH ROYAL
FAMILY ON THE GLOBAL STAGE,
AND THE STORY OF HOW OUR QUEEN
HAS COME TO BE SEEN BY MILLIONS
AS QUEEN OF THE WORLD.

An old clip shows the queen visiting crowds inside the earth. The title of the show reads "Queen of the World."

The Narrator says BUCKINGHAM PALACE, ROYAL
HEADQUARTERS.
ALL IS QUIET...
FOR IN THE REGENCY ROOM, THE
QUEEN IS PREPARING TO RECORD
HER ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE.

The Queen sits at a red table with a long microphone.

The Queen reads IT'S VERY LOW.
TODAY, WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS,
WHICH ITSELF IS SOMETIMES
DESCRIBED AS A FESTIVAL OF
THE HOME.
FAMILIES TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES
TO BE TOGETHER.

The Narrator says THE QUEEN'S MESSAGE WON'T
JUST BE BROADCAST IN BRITAIN.
IT CAN BE HEARD ACROSS THE
COMMONWEALTH, BY 2.4 BILLION
PEOPLE IN SIX CONTINENTS,
A THIRD OF THE WORLD'S
POPULATION.

The Queen continues FOR MANY, THE IDEA OF HOME...

The Narrator says BUT TODAY, IT'S THE LOCAL
WILDLIFE WHICH IS TUNING IN.

A male director checks the speech nearby. He is in his mid-forties, clean-shaven and bald. He wears a dark suit.

The Director says EXCUSE ME, IF I
CAN JUST ASK, BECAUSE THERE WERE
SOME BIRD NOISES OUTSIDE, IS IT
POSSIBLE JUST TO REDO IT FROM
THE TOP?

The Queen says FROM THE TOP OF THE SECOND
PAGE?

The Director says FROM THE VERY START.
FROM THE VERY START.

The Queen says YOU WANT THE WHOLE THING
AGAIN?

The Director says IF-IF POSSIBLE, I KNOW
IT'S...
THANK YOU.

The Queen reads IN 2018, I WILL OPEN MY HOME
TO A DIFFERENT TYPE OF FAMILY -
THE LEADERS OF THE 52 NATIONS
IN THE COMMONWEALTH, AS THEY
GATHER IN THE UK FOR A SUMMIT.
THE COMMONWEALTH HAS AN
INSPIRING WAY OF BRINGING PEOPLE
TOGETHER.

Female and male workers set a table at the Buckingham Palace.

An old butter says SHOULD BE DOWN THERE.

The Narrator says AT THE START OF THE QUEEN'S
REIGN, THERE WERE EIGHT
COUNTRIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH.
WITH GAMBIA REJOINING THIS
YEAR, THERE ARE NOW 53.

The Princess Royal wears a red jacket with a dark collar and two golden brooches. She has dark brown hair.

The Princess Royal says THERE ARE GENERATIONS IN THE
COMMONWEALTH, WHO'VE NEVER KNOWN
ANYBODY ELSE AS THEIR KIND OF
HEAD OF STATE.
THAT'S QUITE A REMARKABLE
POSITION TO BE IN.

The Narrator says TODAY, THE QUEEN HAS INVITED
A GROUP OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO JOIN
THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD.
THEY ARE RISING STARS IN THE
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, AND
THEY'VE BEEN SELECTED FOR THE
WORK PLACEMENT OF A LIFETIME,
SIX WEEKS TRAINING WITH THE
HOUSEHOLD STAFF AT BUCKINGHAM
PALACE AND WINDSOR CASTLE.

A caption reads "Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone Burt. Master of the Household." Tony is in his late fifties, clean-shaven with blond hair. He wears a black jacket, white shirt, blue tie, a vest and a red flower on his lapel.

Tony says OUR CARIBBEAN SCHOLARS ARE
EIGHT FABULOUS, FABULOUS YOUNG
PEOPLE.
THIS VERY MUCH WAS AN ATTEMPT TO
REACH OUT AND SEE WHAT MORE WE
CAN DO TO INVOLVE THE CARIBBEAN
REALMS, PARTICULARLY IN THE
ROYAL HOUSEHOLD.
SO IT'S VERY, VERY SPECIAL.

The Narrator says CLAUDINE JEFFREY HAS COME
FROM THE COMMONWEALTH ISLAND
OF ANTIGUA.

Claudine is in her early thirties, with black hair tied-up. She wears a white uniform dress.

Claudine says IT'S A FUN PLACE TO WORK.
I SAY IT'S AN ADVENTURE EVERY
DAY, BECAUSE EVERY DAY THERE'S
ALWAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
YOU NEVER FIND THAT YOU'RE
DOING THE SAME THING, SO THAT'S
REALLY AMAZING, BECAUSE I LOVE
A CHALLENGE AND I DON'T LIKE TO
BE BORED.
I FOLLOWED THE QUEEN FOR A WHILE
AND I REMEMBER WATCHING HER ON
TV, AND SHE WAS GIVING A
SCHOLARSHIP TO A YOUNG MAN FROM
MY COUNTRY, AND I WAS LIKE,
"WOW, I WONDER IF I'M EVER GONNA
GET THAT OPPORTUNITY?"
AND THEN, YOU KNOW, TO FIND
MYSELF IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE,
IT'S, YOU KNOW, BEYOND MY
WILDEST IMAGINATIONS.

Claudine arranges comfortable chairs in front of a screen in a luxurious room.

Tony says THEY ARE THE EMBODIMENT AND
MICROCOSM OF SOMETHING MUCH,
MUCH BIGGER, AND OF COURSE,
THE QUEEN BEING THE HEAD OF THE
COMMONWEALTH IS SOMETHING SHE
CARES PASSIONATELY ABOUT.

The Narrator says TODAY, CLAUDINE AND HER
COLLEAGUES ARE RECEIVING SOME
TIPS ON ROYAL ETIQUETTE.

The household workers stand in line listening to Tony.

Tony says WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU'RE A
GIRL, WOMAN?
YOU CURTSEY, WHICH IS JUST LIKE
THAT.

Tony gently curtsies and the workers imitate him.

Tony says NO, NO, NO, YES, YES, YES.

(laughing)

Tony says I THOUGHT FOR A MINUTE JARROD...
BECAUSE I TEND TO START DOING
THIS, IF I'M NOT CAREFUL.
SO, STEVEN, THAT'S QUITE RIGHT.
AND IF YOU'RE A CHAP, IT'S JUST
CHIN ON CHEST LIKE THAT.

Wearing a chef jacket, Jarrod bows excessively.

(laughing)

Tony says NO, NO, NO, NO!
JARROD, NO.

A woman says NO BOBBING.

Tony exaggeratedly waves his hand in reverence and says NONE OF THIS!
NONE OF THAT.
SO, YOU'RE HAPPY.

The Narrator says THE TRAINEES ARE NOW READY
FOR THEIR FIRST ROYAL
ENCOUNTER.

Prince Harry gets out of a car.

Tony says HELLO, SIR.
RIGHT, YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS,
FIRST I'D LIKE TO PRESENT
CLAUDINE JEFFREY FROM ANTIGUA
AND BARBUDA.

Prince Harry shakes hands and says VERY NICE TO MEET YOU.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN HERE NOW?

Claudine says TWO WEEKS, GOING ON THREE
WEEKS.

Prince Harry says AND YOU'RE HERE, ALL OF YOU
ARE HERE ALL THE WAY THROUGH
TILL ASCOT?

Claudine says YES.

Prince Harry says IS THAT RIGHT?
ARE YOU ALL STAYING HERE,
AS WELL?

A woman with a bun says YES, SIR.

Prince Harry says HAVE YOU GOT NICE ROOMS?

The woman with a bun says YES, VERY COMFORTABLE.

Prince Harry says YOU'RE NOT ALL BUNKED IN ONE
ROOM TOGETHER, THEN?

The woman with a bun says NO, WE ARE NOT.

Prince Harry says YOU'RE NOT?

Claudine says WE HAVE PARTIES EVERY NIGHT.

Prince Harry says PARTIES EVERY NIGHT?
OH, DEAR.

(laughing)

Prince Harry says WELL, YOU GUYS HAVE SPENT WAY
MORE TIME IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE
THAN I EVER HAVE.

(all laughing)

Prince Harry says AND YOU'VE ONLY BEEN HERE
FOR TWO WEEKS, I CAN ASSURE YOU.
HAVE YOU BUMPED INTO THE QUEEN
YET?

A female worker says NO.

Prince Harry says NOT YET?

The female worker says NOT AS YET.

Prince Harry says IF YOU SUDDENLY BUMP INTO HER
IN THE CORRIDOR, DON'T PANIC.
AND I KNOW YOU WILL.
WE ALL DO.

(laughing)

Claudine says I'M GOING TO CHERISH TODAY
FOREVER.

The Narrator says THE QUEEN HAS APPOINTED
PRINCE HARRY AS HER
COMMONWEALTH YOUTH AMBASSADOR.
WITH HIS NEW WIFE, THE DUCHESS
OF SUSSEX, HE'S COME TO
COMMONWEALTH HQ IN LONDON.

Meghan and Prince Harry chat with a group of young people in a garden.

Meghan says I JUST GOT HERE.

Prince Harry says WE JUST GOT HERE.

Meghan says WE PROBABLY HAVE THE SAME
QUESTIONS.

Prince Harry says SO, WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN
FOCUSING ON THIS WEEKEND?

The Narrator says THEY'RE HERE TO MEET YOUNG
PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE
COMMONWEALTH.

Meghan says SO, HAVE YOU ALL JUST
CONNECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME?
YES?

The Narrator says SIXTY PERCENT OF THE
COMMONWEALTH'S 2.4 BILLION
CITIZENS ARE UNDER 30.

The caption changes to "Korede Bolade." Korede is in his late twenties, with a goatee and short curly black hair. He wears a traditional yellow and blue African shirt.

Korede says THERE'S A LOT OF PRESSURE
ON HIM IN HIS ROLE, BEING THE
YOUNGEST CHILD WHICH, ACTUALLY,
I AM AS WELL.
I UNDERSTAND THERE'S ALWAYS
KIND OF THAT PRESSURE THAT COMES
FROM BEING THE YOUNGEST CHILD.
PEOPLE STILL LOOK AT YOU AND
YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, AND
I THINK IT'S AMAZING HOW HE'S
TAKEN ON THAT RESPONSIBILITY.

The caption changes to "Benjamin Fraser." He is in his mid-twenties, with a goatee and short black hair. He wears a gray suit, white shirt and dark red tie.

Benjamin says MEGHAN MARKLE IS THE DAUGHTER
OF A BLACK WOMAN, AND SHE'S
ENTERED THE ROYAL FAMILY.
THAT GIVES ME PRIDE.
SHE IS GOING TO BECOME A SYMBOL
OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO
MANY YOUNG WOMEN ACROSS THE
COMMONWEALTH, AND I'M INSPIRED.
I MEAN, THERE IS SOME SERIOUS
MOVEMENT THAT'S TAKING PLACE
IN THIS COUNTRY, AND SHE'S A BIG
PART OF IT, I BELIEVE.

The Narrator says THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX HAS
ALREADY MADE A POWERFULLY
SYMBOLIC GESTURE.
ON THE DAY OF HER WEDDING,
AND TO THE SURPRISE OF HER
HUSBAND-TO-BE, SHE HAD
COMMONWEALTH FLOWERS WOVEN
INTO THE FABRIC OF HER VEIL.
TODAY, BUCKINGHAM PALACE HAS
JUST RECEIVED A SPECIAL
DELIVERY.
HERE IN THE SOUTH DRAWING
ROOM, THE MOST FAMOUS DRESS IN
THE WORLD IS BEING UNWRAPPED
AND ARRANGED FOR DISPLAY
BY CONSERVATORS FROM THE ROYAL
COLLECTION.

The caption changes to "Hannah Belcher. Royal Collection Trust." Hannah is in her early thirties, with long blond hair. She wears a black shirt.

Hannah says IT'S A VERY PRIVILEGED
POSITION TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE
AND LOOK AFTER THESE OBJECTS
WITH MY TEAM.
IT'S FAIRLY UNIQUE, AS WELL,
I WOULD SAY.

The caption changes to "Natalia Zagorska Thomas. Royal Collection Trust." Natalia is in her late forties, with graying hair tied-up. She wears glasses, earrings, and a beige jacket over a black shirt.

Natalia says YOU KNOW, CONSERVATION IS ONE
OF THOSE JOBS IN WHICH YOU'RE
SORT OF SUDDENLY CALLED UPON
TO DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS,
AND IT'S ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE,
ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S A DRESS
AS BEAUTIFUL AS THIS.

Hannah and Natalia put the dress on a dummy.

The Narrator says NEVER BEFORE HAS IT BEEN SEEN
IN SUCH INTIMATE DETAIL.
THE DRESS AND VEIL WILL BE THE
STAR ATTRACTIONS IN A NEW ROYAL
EXHIBITION.

Hannah says HOPEFULLY, IT'LL BRING BACK
SOME WONDERFUL MEMORIES.

The Narrator says BUT BEFORE ALL THIS GOES
ON PUBLIC DISPLAY, A SPECIAL
REUNION IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE.

Meghan walks in and says HOW ARE YOU?

Hannah curtsies and says VERY WELL, THANK YOU.

Meghan says FANTASTIC.

Hannah says IS IT AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU
REMEMBER?

Meghan says MY GOODNESS!
IT'S AMAZING, ISN'T IT?
(laughing)

The Narrator says THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE
DUCHESS OF SUSSEX HAS SEEN HER
DRESS SINCE THE WEDDING DAY.

Meghan says WOW, VERY PRETTY.
BEAUTIFUL.
SOMEWHERE IN HERE, THERE'S
A PIECE OF... DID YOU SEE IT?
THE PIECE OF BLUE FABRIC THAT'S
STITCHED INSIDE?

Hannah says NO.

Meghan says IT WAS MY "SOMETHING BLUE."

Hannah says OH, I HOPE IT'S STILL IN
THERE.

Meghan says YES, EXACTLY.

Hannah says WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT.

Meghan says IT'S FABRIC FROM THE DRESS
THAT I WORE ON OUR FIRST DATE.

Hannah says OH, THAT'S ABOUT THE MOST
ROMANTIC THING I'VE HEARD.
ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING.
ALL THE EMBROIDERY ALL THE WAY
ROUND, AND THE WAY IT COMPARES
TO YOUR SIMPLE DESIGN ON THE
DRESS, AS WELL.

Meghan says THANK YOU.
HAS IT BEEN FUN WORKING ON THIS?

Hannah says SO MUCH FUN.
IT'S JUST BEEN A DREAM,
ACTUALLY.

Meghan says OH, GREAT.

Hannah says IT IS QUITE EXCITING.
I THINK PROBABLY EVERY GIRL'S
DREAM.

Meghan says IT'S NICE TO SEE IT AGAIN.

The Narrator says THE SILK VEIL IS 16 FEET
LONG, AND THE ELABORATE FLORAL
DECORATION TOOK 500 HOURS TO
EMBROIDER.
EACH FLOWER REPRESENTS ONE OF
THE 53 NATIONS OF THE
COMMONWEALTH.

Meghan says AND I'M SURE THEY TOLD YOU
THE THINKING BEHIND, FOR ME,
INCLUDING SOME SORT OF
REPRESENTATION OF ALL 53 OF THE
COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, WHICH
WAS KEY, AND I'D ORIGINALLY SAID
TO CLARE WAIGHT KELLER, THE
DESIGNER, HOW CAN WE INCORPORATE
THAT?
WOULD IT BE THE STATE FLOWER,
COUNTRY FLOWER OF EACH PLACE?
AND IT WAS HER IDEA TO DO WILD
FLOWERS, WHICH I THINK ENDED UP
BEING A REALLY BEAUTIFUL WAY
TO EMBODY THE FEELING OF IT.

Hannah points to the flowers on the veil and says YEAH, PARTICULARLY, I THINK,
THE WAY THEY'VE WORKED IT UP IN
THREE DIMENSIONS, AND YOU'VE GOT
THESE BEAUTIFUL...

Meghan says AUSTRALIAN.

Hannah says EMBROIDERED THREADS UP.
YEAH, THE AUSTRALIAN WATTLE
RIGHT THERE.

Meghan says WATTLE, YES, AND NO SPECIFIC
FLOWER REPEATS ITSELF.
I KNOW THAT WAS PART OF HOW
THEY HAD PUT EVERYTHING
TOGETHER, BUT I HOPE WHEN...

Hannah says YEAH, VERY UNIQUE.

Meghan continues WHEN PEOPLE COME, THEY
CAN FIND THEIR FLOWER FROM
THEIR COUNTRY.

(chucking)

Hannah says SPEND HOURS LOOKING AT IT,
I'M SURE.

Meghan says YES, EXACTLY, IT'S TRUE,
BECAUSE YOU HAVE AUSTRALIA,
INDIA.
I MEAN, THERE ARE SO MANY
DIFFERENT BEAUTIFUL FEATURES
THERE, BUT I THINK ALSO WITH
HARRY'S ROLE AS YOUTH AMBASSADOR
FOR THE COMMONWEALTH, IT WAS
SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO HAVE
THE SPIRIT OF INCLUSIVITY
IN OUR WEDDING.

Hannah says IT'S A VERY TOUCHING GESTURE.

Meghan says OH, OH, THANK YOU.

Hannah says AND TO HAVE THEM WITH YOU.
IT WAS AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR ALL
THOSE COUNTRIES.

Meghan says I STUCK IN A COUPLE OF
FLOWERS THAT WERE IMPORTANT TO
ME AS WELL PERSONALLY, BUT THERE
IS A CALIFORNIA POPPY IN THERE,
WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH
THE COMMONWEALTH, BUT IT'S WHERE
I'M FROM.

Hannah says IT HAS TO DO WITH YOU.

Meghan says YES, SO THAT IT IS, IT'S
OURS, IT REALLY FEELS LIKE IT'S
ALL-IMPORTANT TO US.

Hannah says YEAH, VERY MUCH SO, AND THE
COMPOSITION FEELS VERY NATURAL,
WHICH I THINK IS IMPORTANT.

Meghan says OH, THANK YOU.
YES, WELL, THAT WAS ALL THEIR
CRAFTSMANSHIP.
THEY DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB.
AND DO YOU SEE HOW SOME OF IT'S
RAISED, AS WELL?

Hannah says YEAH.

Meghan says THE APPLIQUÉ THAT SHE PUT ON
THERE SO IT HAD SOME DIMENSION.
IT WAS REALLY SPECIAL, BECAUSE
WHEN IT CAUGHT THE LIGHT, YOU
COULD SEE IT WAS SUCH FINE
DETAIL, BUT BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH
TEXTURE WAS IN IT, IT REALLY...

Hannah says HOW LONG DID YOU SPEND
ORGANIZING THIS COMPOSITION
WITH CLARE?
WAS IT VERY MUCH KIND OF...?

Meghan says DO YOU KNOW, WE HAD TWO
OR THREE MEETINGS TALKING ABOUT
SKETCHES AND DIFFERENT IDEAS
OF HOW THIS COULD REALLY COME
TO LIFE.
WE KNEW WE WANTED IT TO BE VERY
DELICATE, BUT THEN AFTER THAT
POINT, I JUST SAID I TRUST HER
IMPLICITLY WITH WHAT SHE DID,
AND I DIDN'T SEE IT REALLY UNTIL
THE MORNING OF, SO THIS IS MY
FIRST TIME SEEING THE VEIL LIKE
THIS.

Hannah says WOW, AND WHAT DID IT FEEL
LIKE PUTTING IT ON AND WEARING
IT, THEN?

Meghan says IT WAS A PRETTY MAGICAL DAY.

Hannah says I BET IT WAS, YEAH.

Meghan says YEAH, REALLY SPECIAL.

(operatic singing)

A clip shows Meghan walking down the aisle at her wedding.

A Female Reporter says IT IS CLARE WAIGHT
KELLER FOR GIVENCHY.
AN EXQUISITELY-CUT, MINIMAL
AND TRADITIONAL DRESS WITH
A SPLENDID VEIL.

Prince Harry smiles as little children walk behind her holding hands.

(crowd cheering and applauding)
Prince Harry and Meghan walk outside the church and kiss.
(loud cheering)

Back in the South Drawing room, Meghan says IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR ME,
ESPECIALLY NOW BEING A PART
OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, TO HAVE
ALL 53 OF THE COMMONWEALTH
COUNTRIES INCORPORATED, AND
I KNEW THAT IT WOULD BE A FUN
SURPRISE, AS WELL, FOR MY NOW
HUSBAND, WHO DIDN'T KNOW, AND HE
WAS REALLY OVER THE MOON TO FIND
OUT THAT I WOULD MAKE THIS
CHOICE FOR OUR DAY TOGETHER.
AND I THINK THE OTHER MEMBERS
OF THE FAMILY HAD A SIMILAR
REACTION, AND JUST APPRECIATION
FOR THE FACT THAT WE UNDERSTAND
HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS FOR US AND
THE ROLE THAT WE PLAY, AND THE
WORK THAT WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE
TO DO WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH
COUNTRIES.
SO, YEAH, IT WAS GOOD NEWS ALL
AROUND, I THINK, SO I HOPE
PEOPLE LIKED IT AS MUCH AS I
LIKED HELPING TO CREATE IT.

Meghan holds the veil taking a close look at it.

The Narrator says FEW WILL HAVE BEEN MORE
TOUCHED TO SEE IT THAN THE
QUEEN HERSELF, FOR THIS WAS
A POIGNANT ECHO OF THE GOWN
SHE WORE ON HER CORONATION DAY.

(triumphant music playing)

The Narrator says THIS FILM FROM THE ROYAL
FAMILY'S PRIVATE ARCHIVE
CAPTURES THE EXCITEMENT ON A
DAY THAT WAS MORE THAN A YEAR
IN THE PLANNING.

A clip shows the young queen waving at a crowd as she travels in the Gold State Coach.

The Narrator says THE CORONATION GOWN WAS THE
WORK OF THE QUEEN'S FAVOURITE
DESIGNER, NORMAN HARTNELL.
HIS FIRST SKETCHES FEATURED
FLORAL PATTERNS OF THE HOME
NATIONS.
BUT THE QUEEN HAD ANOTHER IDEA.
SHE WANTED THE FLOWERS OF THE
COMMONWEALTH, THEN JUST EIGHT
NATIONS, WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC.

A close-up shot shows the exquisite fabric of the dress.

The Narrator says SYMBOLS ARE A POWERFUL PART
OF MONARCHY.
THIS WAS THE QUEEN'S WAY OF
PUTTING THE COMMONWEALTH AT
THE HEART OF HER CORONATION.

The clip shows a priest crowning the Queen in a solemn ceremony.

The caption changes to "His Royal Highness the Princes of Wales."

Wearing a military jacket, Prince of Wales says WHEN YOU THINK HOW YOUNG
THE QUEEN WAS WHEN SUDDENLY MY
GRANDFATHER DIED, TO BE REQUIRED
TO TAKE ON SUCH AN ENORMOUS
TASK...

(trumpets sounding)

Prince of Wales continues TO HAVE MET THAT CHALLENGE
THE WAY SHE DID IS TRULY
REMARKABLE.
IT APPEARED EFFORTLESS, BUT IT
JOLLY WELL ISN'T, OF COURSE.

(crowd cheering)

After the coronation, the Queen greets a huge crowd from a balcony.

The Narrator says THE QUEEN'S COMMITMENT TO THE
COMMONWEALTH WAS A LEGACY LEFT
TO HER BY HER FATHER, KING
GEORGE VI, WHO HAD CREATED
A FREE ASSOCIATION OF EQUAL
NATIONS OUT OF THE OLD BRITISH
EMPIRE.
AT THE AGE OF JUST 21, THE
YOUNG PRINCESS HAD MADE A
PROMISE.

A black and white clip shows the Queen giving a speech.

She says IF WE ALL GO FORWARD TOGETHER
WITH AN UNWAVERING FAITH, A HIGH
COURAGE AND A PROUD HEART,
WE SHALL BE ABLE TO MAKE OF THIS
ANCIENT COMMONWEALTH, WHICH
WE ALL LOVE SO DEARLY, AN EVEN
GRANDER THING.

The Narrator says JUST MONTHS AFTER HER
CORONATION, THE QUEEN LEFT HER
YOUNG FAMILY BEHIND TO SET OUT
ON AN EPIC COMMONWEALTH TOUR.

Male Reporter 1 says HER MAJESTY
CAME TO LAND IN JAMAICA.
FROM THE WINTER OF FARAWAY
ENGLAND, SHE FLEW IN OVER
THE BLUE CARIBBEAN.

The Narrator says WITH PRINCE PHILIP
AT HER SIDE, THE QUEEN
TRAVELLED 40,000 MILES IN SIX
MONTHS.
CIRCLING THE GLOBE,
THIS EXTRAORDINARY TRIP IS
STILL THE SINGLE LONGEST
JOURNEY EVER UNDERTAKEN BY A
REIGNING MONARCH.

Aboriginal people perform a traditional dance for the Queen.

Male Reporter 2 says NOW SHE WAS THE
QUEEN OF ALL AUSTRALIA,
MAGNIFICENT IN HER POISE AND
DIGNITY AND SPLENDOUR.
THIS WAS INDEED A MOMENT IN
THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH
COMMONWEALTH.

The caption changes to "Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal."

The Princess Royal says THE HISTORY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH AND THE
CONNECTIONS, YOU FIND IT
EVERYWHERE.
IT IS A MOST EXTRAORDINARY GROUP
OF COUNTRIES.
AND THE QUEEN'S FIRST REAL
OVERSEAS TRIP WAS, OF COURSE,
DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE HERSELF
AND MY FATHER TO THE
COMMONWEALTH.

The caption changes to "Patricia Scotland. Commonwealth Secretary General." Patricia is in her early fifties, with short black hair. She wears a blue jacket, a pearl necklace and a golden brooch.

Patricia says SHE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN LEADER
AT A TIME IN HISTORY WHEN THERE
WEREN'T ANY YOUNG WOMEN LEADING.
HER SKILL WAS SO PROFOUND THAT
MANY PEOPLE FORGOT THAT SHE WAS
A YOUNG WOMAN.
SHE WAS JUST THE QUEEN, AND IF
YOU ASKED ANYONE IN THE WORLD,
"WHO IS THE QUEEN?"
THERE IS ACTUALLY ONLY ONE,
AND THAT'S QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND.

The Narrator says FOR THE PAST FOUR
WEEKS, BUCKINGHAM PALACE HAS
BEEN HOME TO A GROUP OF YOUNG
PROFESSIONALS FROM THE
CARIBBEAN.

At the palace, two female workers carry a table.

A female worker says I CAN LIFT IT WITH ONE HAND!

The Narrator says THEY'VE BEEN SELECTED FOR AN
EXCLUSIVE TRAINING SCHEME WITH
THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD.
TODAY, A GROUP OF THEM ARE
COOKING IN THE ROYAL KITCHENS.

To Jarrod, a male member of the household staff says WE NEED TO CUT THE SMOKED
SALMON OUT TO GO ON THE LEMON
BLINI.
WE NEED TO MAKE THE WATERCRESS
PANNA COTTA.

The Narrator says JARROD IS A CHEF FROM
THE BAHAMAS.
HE'S PREPARING HIS FAVOURITE
CARIBBEAN DISH AS A TREAT
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD STAFF.

In his late thirties and wearing glasses, Jarrod says I DON'T THINK MY GRANDMA,
WHEN SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO MAKE
THIS RICE, THAT SHE EVER THOUGHT
THAT I'D BE SERVING IT IN
BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
(laughing)
SO, QUITE PROUD OF THAT.
EVERY DAY THIS WEEK, ME AND THE
CARIBBEAN SCHOLARS, WE'RE GONNA
FEATURE ONE OR TWO MEAL DISHES
FROM THE CARIBBEAN, TO GIVE THEM
A LITTLE IDEA OF WHAT WE EAT AT
HOME, AND GIVE THEM THAT LITTLE
EXPERIENCE, AS WELL.
DELICIOUS.
IT'S A CHANGE FROM, I GUESS,
WHAT THEY'RE USED TO, FROM FISH
AND CHIPS.
(laughing)

The caption changes to "Mark Flanagan. Royal Chef." Mark is in his late forties, clean-shaven with short graying hair. He wears a chef hat and a jacket.

Mark says IT'S BEEN TERRIFIC TO HAVE
THE SCHOLARS HERE.
A NUMBER OF THE CARIBBEAN
DISHES WERE PARTICULARLY WELL
RECEIVED.
THE CALLALOO SOUP WAS AN
ABSOLUTE SENSATION, AND I HAD
EMAIL AFTER e-mail TELLING ME
THAT IT MUST NOW FEATURE MORE
REGULARLY.

The Narrator says WITH THEIR TIME IN THE ROYAL
HOUSEHOLD COMING TO A CLOSE,
THEY'RE FINALLY GETTING TO MEET
THE BOSS.

The household staff stands in line.

A young male worker says I'M FEELING GOOD, I'M FEELING
QUITE FINE, ACTUALLY.

Claudine says THEY SAY DREAMS DO COME TRUE,
SO HERE WE ARE.
I'M LIVING IT, I'M GONNA MEET
THE QUEEN IN A FEW MINUTES, SO.

(chatter, indistinct)

Smiling, Claudine shows a bracelet and says SO, THIS IS MY LUCKY CHARM
AND IT'S RED.
I GOT IT FOR MY BIRTHDAY
BECAUSE RED IS MY FAVOURITE
COLOUR, AND MY CO-WORKERS
SURPRISED ME WITH THIS RED
CHARM.
SO, I WEAR IT WHEREVER I GO
BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT BRINGS ME
GREAT BLESSINGS UPON MY WAY.

The staff looks to the door.

Claudine says SHE'S HERE.

The Queen walks in.

Tony says AND OUR FIRST COMMONWEALTH
SCHOLAR IS CLAUDINE JEFFREY FROM
ANTIGUA.

The Queen says ANTIGUA?

Claudine says YES, MA'AM, FROM ANTIGUA AND
BARBUDA.

The Queen says OH, RIGHT.
SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT HOME?
ARE YOU IN A HOTEL?

Claudine says I AM IN HOUSEKEEPING, YES.
I WORK AT JUMBY BAY RESORT.

The Queen says OH, DO YOU?

Claudine says I AM THE HOUSEKEEPER AND
RESIDENTIAL SUPERVISOR.

Later, talking to the camera, Claudine says IT WAS REALLY AMAZING.
I WAS NOT NERVOUS AND IT WAS
REALLY A PROUD MOMENT THAT I WAS
ABLE TO TALK ABOUT MY COUNTRY
AND MY RESORT AND, YOU KNOW, AS
WELL AS TO INCORPORATE WHAT I'VE
BEEN DOING HERE, AND SO IT'S
A HUMBLE EXPERIENCE LIKE I SAID,
AND IT'S TRULY AN HONOUR TO
FINALLY MEET HER MAJESTY, THE
QUEEN OF ENGLAND.
IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE.

(man talking, indistinct)
The Queen continues greeting the staff.

The Queen says DO YOU?
(laughing)

The Narrator says IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD,
THERE'S NO ONE QUITE LIKE
THE QUEEN.
SHE'S THE FIRST SOVEREIGN
TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE WORLD.
IT'S AN ACHIEVEMENT THAT OWES
MUCH TO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS
SHIPS IN MARITIME HISTORY,
THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA.

Old clips show the Queen meeting people at ports and getting out of ships.

Male Reporter 3 says ZANZIBAR.
THE ROYAL YACHT HAS ARRIVED.
THIS IS ANTARCTICA, THE COLD
UNDERSIDE OF THE WORLD.

The Narrator says DURING HER SERVICE,
BRITANNIA WOULD SAIL MORE THAN
A MILLION MILES ON ROYAL DUTY.
LIKE THE COMMONWEALTH ITSELF,
BRITANNIA BEGAN WITH THE
QUEEN'S FATHER.

Male Reporter 4 says OVER THE MOTHER OF
PARLIAMENTS, HIGH OVER BIG BEN,
THE FLAG IS LOW AS THE NEWS
SPREADS.

A newspaper delivery boy sells newspapers that read "The king dead."

The Narrator says THE ROYAL YACHT WAS
COMMISSIONED FOR KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
IN 1952, BUT HE NEVER LIVED TO
SEE IT.
ONE OF THE YOUNG QUEEN'S FIRST
DUTIES WAS TO LAUNCH THE NEW
SHIP.
THIS COLOUR FILM HAS NEVER
BEEN SEEN BEFORE.
IT WAS DISCOVERED BY ROBIN,
COUNTESS OF ONSLOW, WHO HAD
A SPECIAL ROLE THAT DAY.

Robin watches an old video. She is in her late fifties, with long gray hair. She wears round glasses, a black shirt, a silver brooch and a light yellow and black jacket.

Robin says EVERYONE WAS SO EXCITED.
OOPS, THERE I COME.
ALL I WAS REQUIRED TO DO WAS
TO WALK UP AND CURTSEY AND
PRESENT HER WITH THE FLOWERS.
BUT SHE DEFINITELY HAD AN AURA
OF SADNESS, AND IT WAS PICKED UP
IN THE PRESS, I THINK, THAT SHE
LOOKED SLIGHTLY FORLORN AND
A SLIGHT FIGURE, LITTLE.
YEAH, SHE WAS YOUNG, SHE WAS,
WHAT, 26.
SHE'D JUST LOST HER FATHER AND
HAD A TREMENDOUS BURDEN UPON
HER AS A RESULT.

In the clip, the Queen approaches a microphone surrounded by a crowd.

The Queen says I NAME THIS SHIP BRITANNIA.
(crowd cheering)
I WISH SUCCESS TO HER,
AND TO ALL WHO SAIL IN HER.

The caption changes to "Admiral Sir Jock Slater. Former First Sea Lord." Jock is in his late sixties, clean-shaven with white hair. He wears glasses, black jacket, checked shirt, striped blue and red tie and a pocket square.

Jock says WHEN THE QUEEN SAID, "I NAME
THIS SHIP," NONE OF US KNEW WHAT
THE NAME WAS GOING TO BE IN THE
CROWD, AND THE CHEER WAS SUCH
THAT WE DIDN'T HEAR "BRITANNIA."
AND SOME HAD THOUGHT IT WAS
GOING TO BE CALLED, "PRINCESS
ANNE," AND SOME THOUGHT IT WAS
GOING TO BE CALLED, "THE ROYAL
PRINCE."
BUT "BRITANNIA" WAS A VERY
POPULAR NAME, AND THE WORD VERY
QUICKLY SPREAD AROUND.
AND THE EXCITEMENT IN THE CROWD
WAS ENORMOUS, THE NOISE, WHEN
SHE GOT IN THE WATER.
ALL THE SHIPS IN THE CLYDE WERE
TOOTING THEIR HORNS, AND THE
CHEERING WENT ON FOR A VERY LONG
TIME, INDEED.
THE NOISE WAS INDESCRIBABLE
TO ME AS A 15-YEAR-OLD.

(crowd cheering loudly)
The ship sails.

The Narrator says A FLOATING PALACE,
A TRAVELLING EMBASSY.
FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY, BRITANNIA
WOULD BECOME A HOME AWAY FROM
HOME.
BUT THE QUEEN WAS NOT THE FIRST
OF HER FAMILY TO SAIL IN
BRITANNIA.

Children play on the ship.

Male Reporter 5 says AN EXCITING
ADVENTURE BEGINS FOR BRITAIN'S
PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS
ANNE.

(laughing)
The Princess Royal watches an old film of her as a little girl greeting military men.

The Princess Royal says VERY GOOD MEMORIES OF THAT
TRIP.

The Narrator says THE ROYAL CHILDREN
HAD BEEN APART FROM THEIR
PARENTS FOR SIX MONTHS WHILE
THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP
HAD BEEN ON THEIR COMMONWEALTH
TOUR.

Male Reporter 5 says IT'S THE FIRST TIME
THE YOUNG PRINCE AND PRINCESS
HAVE EMBARKED ON A REAL SHIP.

The Princess Royal continues watching the film and chuckles.

The Narrator says THEY WERE SOON TO
BE REUNITED FOR THE FINAL LEG
OF THE JOURNEY.

The Princess Royal says THE JOURNEY OUT AND THE SEA
NANNIES THAT WE HAD TO STOP US
FROM LAUNCHING OURSELVES OVER
THE SIDE, WERE VERY, VERY GOOD
MEMORIES.

The Narrator says ROYAL YACHTSMAN, ELLIS
NORRELL, WAS THERE ON THE
CHILDREN'S MAIDEN VOYAGE.

On his eighties, Ellis says THE CHILDREN, THEY LOVED IT.
THEY CAME DOWN TO OUR MESS DECK
FOR TEA.
THEY WANTED TO KNOW HOW LADS
GOT INTO THEIR HAMMOCKS.
CHARLES, HE SHOOK THIS LAD WHO
HAD BEEN ASLEEP, AND HE PICKED
HIM UP.
"DON'T YOU EVER DO THAT AGAIN."
HE PICKED HIM UP BY THE SCRUFF
OF THE NECK.
HE SAID, "DON'T YOU DO THAT
AGAIN OR YOU'LL NEVER LIVE TO BE
KING," AND PUT HIM DOWN!
(laughing)

The Narrator says THE QUEEN WAS AN EARLY HOME
MOVIE ENTHUSIAST.
THIS CINE FILM IS FROM THE
ROYAL FAMILY'S PRIVATE
ARCHIVES.

A clip shows Princes Philip sliding down on slippery platform on the ship, a little Prince Charles directing an orchestra and Anne, The Princess Royal, playing with buckets.

The Princess Royal says WE WERE KEPT VERY BUSY.
THERE WERE LOTS OF THINGS TO DO.
ALL SORTS OF PLACES TO GO AND
THINGS, AND LOTS OF SCRUBBING
AND POLISHING!
THAT WAS ALWAYS PART OF OUR
ROLE.
AND I THINK BRITANNIA BY THEN
HAD SEEMED LIKE HOME, SO WE
WERE FINE, BECAUSE WE KNEW
WHERE WE WERE.
IT WAS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE
WHO, YOU KNOW, TOOK A LITTLE
WHILE TO SETTLE IN.

The Narrator says ON BOARD BRITANNIA, THE QUEEN
COULD HOST WORLD LEADERS AND
DIGNITARIES WHEREVER SHE WENT.

(indistinct chatter)
The clip shows the young Queen meeting people onboard.

Chatting, the Queen says THEN I FLEW HOME BY CONCORDE,
WHICH WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD
GET HOME IN TIME TO OPEN
PARLIAMENT IN LONDON.

(laughing)

The Queen greets a woman wearing a red dress.

The Queen says AH, HOW VERY NICE TO SEE YOU.

The Narrator says AND THE ROYAL YACHTSMAN MADE
SURE THINGS RAN SMOOTHLY.

In his fifties, the Royal Yachtsman says SOMETIMES IF THEY WERE
RUSHING, EITHER THEY HAD TO GO
ASHORE, OR THERE WAS THE NEXT
ENGAGEMENT.
IF THE QUEEN HAD FINISHED, YOU
HAD TO CLEAR THE PLACE AWAY
REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY HAD
FINISHED OR NOT.
SORRY, IT'S GOT TO GO.

A close-up shot of a menu appears.

A male chef in his sixties says DAY TO DAY, OBVIOUSLY A MENU
IS SHOWN TO THE QUEEN.
SHE WOULD GET IT NORMALLY AT THE
BREAKFAST AND THEN SHE'D CROSS
OUT IF SHE DIDN'T WANT SOMETHING
AND THEN WRITE IN HERSELF WHAT
SHE WANTED, AND THEN, WE USED
TO NORMALLY GET IT BACK AT ABOUT
HALF PAST NINE, AND THEN, IT'D
BE A FRANTIC RUNNING ROUND
EVERYWHERE.
"SHE'S CHANGED THE MENU!"

An old bald male chef says AND THEN, HE'S DOWNSTAIRS
TRYING TO FIND THE FOOD!

He chuckles.

The male chef in his sixties says TRYING TO FIND ALL THE FOOD
DOWNSTAIRS!

Two long set tables sit in a white sleek room of a ship.

The Royal Yachtsman says BEHIND THOSE TWO DOORS WERE
THE SCREENING OF A CINEMA, AND
THE SCREEN WOULD COME DOWN HERE.
BUT SHE DIDN'T LIKE COWBOY
FILMS, SO THEY WERE QUITE
MODERN MOVIES AT THE TIME.

The caption changes to "Commodore Anthony Morrow. Britannia's last captain." Anthony is in his late seventies, clean-shaven with gray hair. He wears a black suit, matching tie and light blue shirt.

Anthony says I REMEMBER BEING RESPONSIBLE
FOR BRINGING
DR. NO
ON BOARD,
WHICH I THINK WAS ONE OF THE
GREAT SEAN CONNERY AND URSULA
ANDRESS FILMS.
BEHIND THE GLASS DOOR THERE,
THE ROLLS-ROYCE, AND IN THE VERY
EARLY DAYS, IT WAS A HUGE
PROBLEM GETTING IT OUT OF HERE,
AS YOU CAN SEE.

The Narrator says BUT ONE OF BRITANNIA'S GREAT
STRENGTHS WAS HER DRAFT, HER
DEPTH BELOW THE WATERLINE.
HER DESIGNERS HAD REDUCED IT SO
SHE COULD ENTER SHALLOW PORTS.
NOW, THE QUEEN COULD REACH THE
REMOTEST PARTS OF THE
COMMONWEALTH THAT HAD NEVER
ENJOYED A ROYAL VISIT BEFORE.

Ellis says THE ROYAL YACHT WENT TO
SOME REALLY LOVELY PLACES.
THE GALAPAGOS, PITCAIRN, EASTER
ISLAND.
PLACES OFF THE TOURIST TRACK.

Old man 1 says ANYWHERE IN THE PACIFIC
ISLANDS.

Old man 2 says TAHITI, AND I DON'T KNOW IF
YOU'VE HEARD OF THE PLACE CALLED
PALMERSTON ISLAND?

Old man 1 says TO RAROTONGA, GILBERT AND
ELLICE ISLANDS, EASTER ISLANDS,
THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, NEW
CALEDONIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
THEY WERE ALL FANTASTIC PLACES.
PLACES WHEN I JOINED THE NAVY
I NEVER THOUGHT I'D EVER GET TO.

The Narrator says WHEREVER BRITANNIA WENT,
SHE MADE A BIG IMPRESSION.

Male Reporter 6 says SIERRA LEONE STANDS
EXPECTANT AS THE ROYAL YACHT
BRITANNIA SAILS UP THE ESTUARY
TO FREETOWN.

Euphemia watches a video on a tablet. She is in her mid-twenties, with long colourful braids. She wears a white shirt with yellow modern sleeves.

Euphemia says SHE DIDN'T COME BY PLANE,
DID SHE?
OBVIOUSLY SHE CAME ON THE SHIP.

The Narrator says FASHION DESIGNER EUPHEMIA
SYDNEY-DAVIES IS ORIGINALLY
FROM SIERRA LEONE.
TONIGHT, SHE'S BEEN INVITED
TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
BUT FIRST, HER MOTHER IRENE IS
SHARING HER MEMORIES OF THE
QUEEN'S VISIT.

Euphemia says OH, THERE SHE IS.
WOW!

Male Reporter 7 says THE ROYAL BRIGADE
ENTHUSIASTICALLY CHEERED ALL
ALONG THE ROUTE.

Irene is in her sixties, with a black bun. She wears glasses, earrings, a necklace and a colourful traditional dress.

Irene says WE WERE IN THAT CROWD.
WE WERE GIVEN FLAGS AND WE WERE
TOLD TO LINE THE STREETS.
IT WAS LIKE SHE WAS COMING FROM
FAR AWAY, BECAUSE WE WERE IN
FREETOWN, NEVER TRAVELLED
BEFORE, AND SOMEBODY WAS COMING
ALL THE WAY FROM ENGLAND.
SO, I REMEMBER, WE HAD TO LEARN
SOME SONGS FOR THE QUEEN'S
VISIT.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT ME TO
SING THAT.

Euphemia says YES, PLEASE.

Irene says I REMEMBER.
WELCOME TO OUR GLORIOUS
QUEEN
Irene sings WELCOME TO QUEEN ELIZABETH
QUEEN FINE, BEAUTY SHINE
LOOK WHERE PRINCE PHILIP
CORRECT

Irene says IN OTHER WORDS, WE WERE
SAYING, "THE QUEEN WELCOME.
THE QUEEN IS SO BEAUTIFUL,
AND AS FOR PRINCE PHILIP, HE IS
SPOTLESS, PHYSICALLY SPOTLESS."

Euphemia chuckles.

Irene continues THAT WAS THE SONG, AND SOME OF
US, WE ARE HOPING WHEN WE GROW
OLDER, WE HAVE SOMEBODY AS
GOOD-LOOKING AS PRINCE PHILIP,
YOU KNOW?
YOU'LL GET UP THERE, YOU'LL GET
UP THERE.
YEAH, YES, YEAH.
THE WAR STARTED AND I SAW NO
FUTURE FOR HER, AND SO I DECIDED
I MUST GET OUT OF HERE, I DIDN'T
SEE ANY FUTURE, SO WE LEFT.

A clip shows female refugees getting into a van.

The Narrator says TOGETHER, THEY TRAVELLED
THROUGH THREE COMMONWEALTH
COUNTRIES BEFORE SEEKING REFUGE
IN BRITAIN.

Irene says BACK HOME, WE HAVE THE
SAYING, "WE WANT OUR CHILDREN
TO GO HIGHER THAN US," SO FOR
ME, SHE'S GONE HIGHER.

The Narrator says TONIGHT, THE QUEEN HAS OPENED
UP BUCKINGHAM PALACE FOR A
COMMONWEALTH FASHION SHOW.

The caption changes to "Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex." She is in her fifties, with blond hair tied-up. She wears a blue floral dress.

The Countess of Wessex says WELL, IT WAS LOVELY TO SEE
THE PALACE LOOKING SLIGHTLY
DIFFERENT, BECAUSE WE HAD THESE
FANTASTIC MANNEQUINS DRESSED
IN THESE EXTRAORDINARY DIFFERENT
STYLES.

The Narrator says EUPHEMIA HAS BEEN SELECTED
TO TAKE PART.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, SHE'LL
SHOWCASE HER WORK ALONGSIDE
SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN
FASHION.

People arrange dresses on dummies in a big and stylish room with delicate carpets and golden columns.

Euphemia walks in and says I CAN'T BREATHE.
(laughing)
THERE'S OUR PIECE.
I'M REPRESENTING SIERRA LEONE,
AND I WANTED TO BE AUTHENTIC TO
SIERRA LEONE AND PUT SOMETHING
OUT THERE THAT IS MADE IN SIERRA
LEONE.
I AM THRILLED, AND IT'S HERE
IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE!

The Narrator says THE QUEEN HAS ASKED THE
YOUNGER GENERATION TO WELCOME
THE FASHION WORLD TO THE
PALACE.

Kate and the Countess of Wessex walk in. Euphemia opens her mouth in astonishment.

Euphemia says I HOPE THEY LIKE WHAT WE'VE
DONE.

People walk around enjoying the exhibit.

The Narrator says WITH SO MANY FABULOUS
CREATIONS ON DISPLAY, EUPHEMIA
HOPES HER WORK WILL CATCH THE
ROYAL EYE, AND THE ATTENTION
OF THE FASHION WORLD, TOO.

says VERY NICE, SO THIS IS YOURS?

A blond woman touches a dress and says IT'S SO FINE.

Euphemia says IT IS GORGEOUS.

In her late sixties wearing a patterned dress, Anna says OH, FANTASTIC.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Euphemia says YES, THIS IS MY PIECE.
I'M FROM SIERRA LEONE.

The Narrator says VOGUE'S
ANNA WINTOUR LOOKS
IMPRESSED.

Euphemia says I AM HONOURED TO MEET YOU.

In his early fifties, Ozwald says I'M HONOURED TO MEET YOU,
AS WELL, BY THE WAY.

Euphemia says I FOLLOW YOU ON INSTAGRAM.

Ozwald says YOU DO?

The Narrator says AND SO DOES SAVILE ROW
DESIGNER, OZWALD BOATENG.

Euphemia says I AM INCREDIBLY PROUD
TO REPRESENT SIERRA LEONE.
LIVING AS A YOUNG REFUGEE, I
ALWAYS KNEW THAT I WANTED TO DO
SOMETHING FOR MY NATION, AND IT
DOESN'T GET BIGGER THAN THIS,
IT REALLY DOESN'T.

Kate greets Euphemia and says VERY NICE TO MEET YOU.

Euphemia says IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU, TOO.

Kate says SO, WHICH ONE'S YOUR DESIGN?

Euphemia says THIS IS MINE HERE.

Kate says WOW, IT'S AMAZING!
CONGRATULATIONS.

Euphemia says CONGRATULATIONS, BY THE WAY.

Kate says THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I AM FEELING A BIT TIRED.

Euphemia says YOU LOOK FABULOUS.

Kate says SO DO YOU, I LOVE YOUR DRESS.

Euphemia says I MADE IT.
I FINISHED IT TODAY AN HOUR
BEFORE WE GOT IN THE TAXI.

Kate says DID YOU SEW ALL THESE ON?

Euphemia says THEY'RE IRON-ON CRYSTALS.

Kate says WOW.

Later, Euphemia says I THINK SHE LIKED IT, I THINK
SHE DID, BECAUSE SHE TOOK HER
TIME AND SHE WANTED TO KNOW HOW
THE PROCESS WAS DONE, AND SHE
WANTED TO KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES
TO WEAVE AND AMAZING, WHAT AN
HONOUR.

Talking to Kate, Euphemia says THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

Kate says WELL DONE.

Excited, Euphemia chuckles and says WHOO!

The Narrator says THE COMMONWEALTH INCLUDES
NATIONS GREAT AND SMALL, RICH
AND POOR, WITH ONE SYMBOLIC
HEAD HOLDING IT TOGETHER.
IT'S A FAMILY OF NATIONS WITH
A FAMILY AT ITS HEART.

Now, Meghan checks her wedding dress and says AUSTRALIA, INDIA, I MEAN,
THERE'S SO MANY DIFFERENT
BEAUTIFUL FEATURES THERE.
AND NO SPECIFIC FLOWER REPEATS
ITSELF.
THE AUSTRALIAN WATTLE, AND THEN
THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ORCHID.

The Narrator says THERE WERE JUST EIGHT MEMBERS
WHEN THE QUEEN CAME TO THE
THRONE, INCLUDING THE LARGEST
OF THEM ALL.

Meghan says SO, THERE'S CANADA.

Hannah says YEAH.

Meghan says THE BUNCHBERRY'S FROM CANADA.

The Narrator says NOWHERE OUTSIDE BRITAIN HAS
ENJOYED AS MANY ROYAL VISITS
AS CANADA.
THE QUEEN HAS TOURED CANADA
25 TIMES.
SHE'S VISITED EVERY PROVINCE
AND EVERY TERRITORY.
AND IN 1970, IT WAS HERE THAT
SHE INTRODUCED HER CHILDREN
TO THE WAYS OF A ROYAL TOUR.

In an old clip, Prince Charles pilots a plane.

Male Reporter 7 says FOR ONE STAGE OF
THE JOURNEY ACROSS THE FROZEN
ARCTIC, PRINCE CHARLES TOOK THE
CONTROLS.

The Narrator says PRINCE CHARLES WAS
21 WHEN HE AND PRINCESS ANNE
ACCOMPANIED THE QUEEN AND
PRINCE PHILIP TO CANADA.

(crowd cheering)

The Princess Royal says WE ALWAYS ASSUMED THAT THEY
WEREN'T CHEERING US.
She chuckles and continues
THAT WAS NUMBER ONE, AND YOU
WERE NOT EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE FRONT LINE IN THAT SENSE.
THIS WAS, IN THEORY, BACK-UP
AND TO HELP SPREAD THE LOAD.
TAKE UP SOME OF THE SLACK, AND
BECAUSE OF THOSE VERY ISSUES,
THAT THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE
TO TRY AND MEET.
BUT FOR US, IT WAS, YOU KNOW,
LEARNING HOW TO DO THAT AND
WE HAD TO LEARN QUITE QUICKLY.
YOU KNOW, WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN
YOU WALK UP TO A COMPLETE
STRANGER?
I THINK YOU LEARN BY EXPERIENCE.
(laughing)
WELL, IT WAS HARD WORK, MUCH
HARDER THAN YOU THINK, BECAUSE
CANADA WAS A LOT OF TRAVELLING,
TOO.

A crowd waits wearing hats with flags.

The Narrator says IT'S THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY
OF CANADA'S CONFEDERATION.
ON BEHALF OF THE QUEEN, PRINCE
CHARLES AND THE DUCHESS OF
CORNWALL HAVE COME TO OTTAWA
FOR THE CELEBRATIONS.

(soldiers shouting)

The Narrator says RIDEAU HALL IS THE ROYAL
FAMILY'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE
IN CANADA.

The caption changes to "Christine Macintyre. Master of the Household, Rideau Hall." Christine is in her mid-forties, with shoulder-length blond hair. She wears a silk patterned blue blazer.

Christine says AFTER A LONG DAY OF
TRAVELLING, THERE'S NOTHING
BETTER THAN GOING INTO A BED
THAT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE A HOTEL
BED, AND THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE
TRYING TO DO, IS TO MAKE IT FEEL
LIKE THEY'RE IN THEIR OWN
BEDROOM... AND THEY ARE!

Female workers iron sheets.

The Narrator says MASTER OF THE HOUSEHOLD
CHRISTINE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
OVERSEEING EVERY ASPECT OF
THE VISIT.

Christine says THERE ARE SPECIAL SHEETS
THAT ARE USED FOR MEMBERS OF THE
ROYAL FAMILY, AND THEY'RE KEPT
ASIDE AND BROUGHT OUT ON ONLY
THOSE SPECIAL OCCASIONS WHEN
THEY'RE HERE.
IT TAKES OVER AN HOUR TO IRON
ONE SHEET, CORRECT?

A female worker says YEAH.

The Narrator says THE OFFICIAL WELCOME NEEDS
REHEARSING, AND CHRISTINE MAKES
SURE SHE HAS A CONTINGENCY
PLAN, OR THREE.

Talking to a male guard, Christine says PERHAPS WHAT WE COULD DO
TO BE REALLY NICE BECAUSE IT'S
CANADA DAY, HAVE HIS EXCELLENCY
HERE, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS,
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS AND HER
EXCELLENCY, SO WE SHOW THIS
WELCOMING ELEMENT.
OR... LET'S JUST THINK THIS
THROUGH TOGETHER.
(man talking, indistinct)
YES, BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE ON
THE RIGHT SIDE FOR THE DOORS,
EXCELLENT POINT.
SO, THAT'S PLAN A.

The Narrator says BUT WHAT IF IT'S RAINING?

Christine says SO, PLAN B BASICALLY IS,
PEOPLE ARE ALL INSIDE.
WE BRING THEM OUT AT THE LAST
MOMENT, WE DO ALL OF THIS PART.
WE INVITE THE G.G. TO SPEAK.
AFTER THE SPEECH, THEY OPEN THE
DOOR, THE BAND IS INSIDE, THE
DOORS OPEN, MUSICAL FANFARE,
FANTASTIC.

The Narrator says AND IF THE RAIN IS
TORRENTIAL?

Christine says IF IT'S PLAN C, IT'LL BE
COMPLETELY IN THE BALLROOM, AND
PERHAPS WE SHOULD GO SEE THAT
TOGETHER.

The Male Guard says SO, IF IT'S POURING...

Christine says IF IT'S LIKE THIS MORNING,
THEN WE WOULD DO THE REVERSE.
UM, ANY QUESTIONS?

The Narrator says THE CEREMONIAL GUARD RECEIVES
THE WORD: THE PRINCE AND THE
DUCHESS HAVE ARRIVED.
THE WEATHER HOLDS, AND
CHRISTINE'S PLAN A ROLLS
SMOOTHLY INTO ACTION.

(band playing)

The Narrator says PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU
IS HOSTING THE FESTIVITIES.

The caption changes to "Honourable Justin Trudeau. Prime Minister of Canada." He is in his late forties, with short brown hair and clean-shaven. He wears a gray suit, white shirt, patterned blue tie, and a pin.

Talking to the camera, Justin says I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE GROWN UP
WHILE MY FATHER WAS PRIME
MINISTER, AND THEREFORE HAD A
FEW OCCASIONS TO MEET THE QUEEN
AND THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY WHILE I WAS JUST A KID.
THERE'S HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF PEOPLE ALREADY THERE.
I THINK HAVING THE ROYALS AS
PART OF CANADA 150 IS A
RECOGNITION OF THE PAST.
THERE'S A NEED FOR CONTINUITY
AND SERVICE, AND THAT SORT OF
IS SOMETHING THAT FOR ME THE
ROYAL FAMILY EMBODIES.

Photographs take pictures of Justin and Prince Charles chatting.

A Male Security says OKAY, BACK UP,
PLEASE, BACK UP.

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall shake hands with people standing behind a fence.

The Narrator says THE WALKABOUT HAS BECOME AN
ESSENTIAL PART OF A ROYAL TOUR,
A CHANCE TO MEET THE CANADIAN
PEOPLE.

The Male Security says BACK UP, BACK UP.

The Narrator says ON EARLIER TOURS, THE PUBLIC
WERE LUCKY TO GET A FLEETING
GLIMPSE OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
AS THEY DROVE BY.
THEN, IN THE 1970S, THE QUEEN
DECIDED TO SHAKE THINGS UP.
SHE WANTED TO SAY HELLO TO THE
CROWDS, AND THE WALKABOUT WAS
BORN.

The Princess Royal says WE NEVER SHOOK HANDS.
THE THEORY WAS THAT YOU
COULDN'T SHAKE HANDS WITH
EVERYBODY, SO DON'T START.
SO, I KIND OF STICK WITH THAT,
BUT I NOTICE OTHERS DON'T.
(laughing)
IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY THAT IT'S
WRONG, BUT I THINK THAT THE
INITIAL CONCEPT WAS THAT IT WAS
PATENTLY ABSURD TO START SHAKING
HANDS.
AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT'S
BECOME A SHAKING HANDS EXERCISE
RATHER THAN A WALKABOUT, IF YOU
SEE WHAT I MEAN.
SO, THAT, IT HAS CHANGED.
I'M GLAD I'M NOT STARTING NOW,
'CAUSE AT LEAST YOU HAD PEOPLE
TO TALK TO.
NOW YOU DON'T, REALLY.
PHONES ARE BAD ENOUGH, BUT THE
IPADS, YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THEIR
HEADS, NO IDEA WHO YOU'RE
TALKING TO.
AND I DO GET SLIGHTLY, I EITHER
DON'T BOTHER, OR JUST SAY "LOOK,
IF YOU WANT TO ASK, YOU KNOW,
MEET SOMEBODY, I SUGGEST YOU
PUT THAT DOWN."
(laughing)
IT IS WEIRD, AND PEOPLE DON'T
BELIEVE THAT THEY'VE
EXPERIENCED THE EVENT UNLESS
THEY'VE TAKEN A PHOTOGRAPH.
AND USUALLY, WHEN YOU'RE
STANDING IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT
OF THEM.

(crowd cheering)

Prince Charles stands behind a red lectern on a stage.

Prince Charles says BONNE FÊTE CANADA.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA.

(applause)

The Narrator says THE PRINCE'S TOUR IS COMING
TO A CLOSE.
ON BOARD THEIR CANADIAN AIR
FORCE JET, THE PILOTS PREPARE
TO TAKE THE ROYAL COUPLE BACK
TO LONDON.

In the jet, Male Pilot 1 says SO, THIS FLAG IS THE PRINCE'S
ROYAL STANDARD, AND WHAT WE DO
IS RIGHT BEFORE THE PRINCE
ARRIVES, PERRIE HERE WILL CRACK
HIS WINDOW.

Male Pilot 2 opens his window and says I'M JUST GONNA CRACK IT LIKE
THAT, IT'S GONNA COME BACK
A LITTLE BIT.
I HAVE A LITTLE CUP HOLDER DOWN
THERE THAT I STICK THE END INTO.
AND THEN, I BASICALLY HOLD IT
OUT THE WINDOW.
IT'S KIND OF A LITTLE SPECIAL
PART OF THE TRIP.

The Narrator says AS ONE ROYAL TOUR ENDS,
ANOTHER IS NEVER FAR AWAY.
AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, THE
NEWEST MEMBER OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY IS LOOKING AHEAD TO HER
VERY FIRST COMMONWEALTH TOUR.
AS HER DRESS AND VEIL GO ON
PUBLIC DISPLAY, THE DUKE AND
DUCHESS OF SUSSEX WILL HEAD OUT
ON TOUR TO AUSTRALIA, NEW
ZEALAND AND THE PACIFIC.

Back in the room with her dress, Meghan says WE'RE GOING TO AUSTRALIA SO
SOON FOR OUR TOUR, SO EXCITING.

Hannah says YEAH, THE AUSTRALIAN WATTLE
RIGHT THERE.

Meghan says WHEN PEOPLE COME, THEY CAN
FIND THEIR FLOWER FROM THEIR
COUNTRY.

(chuckling)

Hannah says SPEND HOURS LOOKING.

Meghan says YES, IT'S TRUE, BECAUSE
AUSTRALIA, INDIA, I MEAN,
THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT
BEAUTIFUL FEATURES THERE.
YOU KNOW, IT'S SUCH AN EXCITING
TIME FOR US, ESPECIALLY WITH
HARRY'S ROLE AS YOUTH AMBASSADOR
FOR THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE
TRAVEL THAT WE INTEND TO DO,
TO DO WORK SPECIFICALLY IN ALL
THOSE DIFFERENT TERRITORIES.
WHICH IS WHY IT WAS SO IMPORTANT
TO HAVE SOME SORT OF EXAMPLE OF
THAT PRESENT WITH US ON THE DAY.
53 COUNTRIES, AS WELL, MY
GOODNESS.
IT'LL KEEP US BUSY.

(crowd cheering)

The Narrator says 65 YEARS AFTER EMBARKING
ON HER EPIC COMMONWEALTH TOUR,
THE QUEEN IS PASSING THE BATON
TO A NEW GENERATION.

The end credits roll.

Series Producer, Faye Hamilton.

Executive Producer, Nicolas Kent.

Series Directed and Filmed by Matthew Hill.

Copyright, 2018 Oxford Films for ITV.

Distributed by Drive Media Rights.

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