Transcript: Episode 2 | May 13, 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
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 Narrator says AND NOW, THE QUEEN IS PASSING
THE BATON TO THE YOUNGER
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,
The Narrator says AND ALL HER FAMILY, TOO.
In her late thirties, Meghan says IT'S SO NICE TO SEE IT AGAIN.
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
IF YOU SUDDENLY BUMP INTO HER
IN THE CORRIDOR, DON'T PANIC.
I KNOW YOU WILL, WE ALL DO.
The Narrator says AND FLYING THE FLAG ABROAD.
In an informal meeting, Prince of Wales says THAT LOVELY LADY IS WEARING
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.
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
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 IT'S AN HISTORIC YEAR FOR THE
The Narrator says THE QUEEN IS TO HOST A REUNION
OF ALL 53 COMMONWEALTH LEADERS
AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
IT WILL BE THE LARGEST
GATHERING OF ITS KIND FOR A
The Queen and an old man shake hands with guests arriving at a luxury hall.
The old man says NATIONAL CONGRESS...
The Narrator says WITH MANY MONTHS TO PREPARE
FOR THE COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT,
TONIGHT THE QUEEN IS HOLDING A
RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE THE
CLOSE TIES BETWEEN BRITAIN AND
Mark says THAT WILL BE AROUND
ABOUT-- THAT WON'T BE-- THAT'LL
BE ABOUT FOUR.
IS IT MADE?
The Narrator says DOWNSTAIRS IN THE ROYAL
KITCHEN, THERE'S SOMETHING
SPECIAL ON THE MENU.
A male chef in his fifties says THE REST OF THE CANAPES ARE
IN THE BOX.
A male chef wearing glasses says BIT NERVOUS.
A BIT NERVOUS!
A male chef wearing a black jacket says IT'S ALWAYS A RACE AGAINST
THE TIME IN THE KITCHEN BECAUSE
YOU'VE GOT ONE EYE ON THE CLOCK.
Mark says A LOT OF PEOPLE COME TO
BUCKINGHAM PALACE ONCE IN THEIR
THE LAST THING WE WANT IS PEOPLE
GOING HOME SAYING "OH, IT WAS
I DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF THE
A caption reads "Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha. Indian High Commisioner." He is in his early sixties, clean-shaven with black hair. He wears a dark gray jacket.
Yashvardhan says WE SHARE THE HERITAGE THAT
GOES BACK MANY CENTURIES, SO I
THINK-- AND OBVIOUSLY A SHARED
LANGUAGE-- THIS IS A GREAT
REAFFIRMATION OF OUR SPECIAL
Several chefs prepare dishes in a big kitchen.
The Narrator says TONIGHT THESE TIES WILL
EXTEND TO THE FOOD.
ROYAL CHEF MARK FLANAGAN HAS
TEAMED UP WITH CHEFS FROM
LONDON'S OLDEST INDIAN
IT'S THE QUEEN'S IDEA OF CURRY
The chef wearing a black jacket says AND BECAUSE WE HANG THE
YOGURT FOR AT LEAST TWO TO THREE
DAYS, AND WE ALLOW THE YOGURT TO
BECOME A LITTLE SOUR.
Mark says SO THAT'S A TOP TIP-- GREEK
The chef wearing a black jacket says RIGHT, YEAH.
Mark says THAT'S GREAT.
SO WE'VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH
RHUBARB CRÈME BRÛLÉE TARTELETTE,
AND THEN WE'VE GOT THE
The chef wearing glasses says DIFFERENT SPICES COMING
THROUGH, TAMARIND, THEN MINT,
Mark says I THINK YOUR TANDOORI
The chef wearing glasses says PRAWN COCKTAIL .
Mark says --IS A TRIUMPH.
The chef wearing glasses says WE KNOW, YEAH.
Mark says AND WE'RE HOPING THAT WILL BE
VERY POPULAR THIS EVENING.
At the reception, the Queen says OH YES.
Yashvardhan says PEOPLE IN INDIA
REALLY RESPECT HER, AND THE
CHARM, THE GRACE, UH, THAT SHE
BRINGS TO HER EXALTED OFFICE.
I MUST CONFESS, I DIDN'T EAT
TOO MUCH 'CAUSE I'M PUTTING ON A
LOT OF WEIGHT, BUT I DID TRY AND
SAMPLE A FEW THINGS.
THE CUISINE IS EXCELLENT.
The Queen says I THOUGHT OF THAT, ACTUALLY!
(piano music plays)
The Narrator says THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN BRITAIN AND INDIA GOES
BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE
A black and white clip plays.
In an outdoor meeting, a crowd watches a flag being hoisted.
Male Announcer 1 says AN ERA HAS ENDED,
A NEW EPOCH BEGINS.
A SUBCONTINENT LARGER THAN THE
WHOLE OF EUROPE BECOMES TWO
SELF-GOVERNING DOMINIONS WITHIN
THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OF
The Narrator says INDIAN INDEPENDENCE IN 1947
BROUGHT THE BRITISH EMPIRE TO A
IN PLACE OF THE EMPIRE, THE
QUEEN'S FATHER, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
CREATED THE COMMONWEALTH,
A FREE ASSOCIATION OF EQUAL
The clip ends.
The Narrator says AT THE BRITISH HIGH
COMMISSIONER'S RESIDENCE IN
DELHI, THEY'RE PREPARING FOR
THE ARRIVAL OF THE PRINCE OF
WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF
A manor house sits on a green land.
The caption changes to "Mohini Oberoi" and "Manjula Manoj." Mohini is in her early forties, with black hair in a bun. She wears a light salmon blouse under a black jacket and earrings. Manjula is in her late thirties, with short black hair. She wears a blue shirt and earrings.
Mohini says EVERYBODY IS REALLY CALM
UNTIL THE DAY THEY ARRIVE.
Manjula chuckles and says YES.
Mohini says SO TO SPEAK, MY STAFF HAS
EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL, TILL
I DISCOVER OTHERWISE.
THAT'S WHEN I GET MY BLOOD
WE'VE GOT THREE BEDROOMS
THIS IS THE MAIN ROOM, THE
PRINCIPAL ROOM, WHICH WE CALL
THE "PRINCE'S ROOM."
Green sofas sit on a white patterned carpet. Green floral curtains garnish large windows in the background.
Manjula says AND THIS IS THE DRAWING ROOM.
AND THIS IS WHERE ALL THE
NETWORKING AND ALL THE, UH,
BUSINESS TALKS AND EVERYTHING
Mohini walks into a bedroom with a balcony, a few pieces of furniture and a small desk.
She says SO THIS IS THE EQUERRY'S ROOM.
YEAH, IT'S NOT ANYTHING COMPARED
TO FIVE-STAR HOTELS, IT IS A
VERY HUMBLE ROOM.
The Narrator says THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES
PREPARING FOR THE ROYAL VISIT.
The Narrator AT A SCHOOL ACROSS THE CITY,
THE CHILDREN AND TEACHERS ARE
PLANNING A SPECIAL WELCOME FOR
THE PRINCE OF WALES.
At a school, a woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says ALL THAT THEY KNOW IS THAT
THE PRINCE OF A FAR AWAY COUNTRY
IS VISITING US.
In a classroom, a young female teacher says IT'S OKAY, YOU HAVE TO BE THE
SAME, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE
NERVOUS (INDISTINGUISHABLE), AND
THE PRINCE IS COMING TO SEE YOU
ALL, BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL THE?
She raises her thumbs waiting for the kids to complete the sentence.
Kids say BEST.
The young female teacher continues BEST, SO YOU HAVE TO BE THE
Next to a group of female teachers, a male teacher with a beard says DON'T THINK SHY, HE'S A VERY
Old footage shows a young Prince Charles getting out of a plane.
Male Announcer 2 says VISITING INDIA
INFORMALLY, PRINCE CHARLES
ARRIVES AT PALAM AIRPORT.
HE IS GREETED BY INDIA'S VICE
PRESIDENT, MR. B.D. JAFFI.
The Narrator says PRINCE CHARLES
FIRST CAME TO INDIA AT THE AGE
WITH HIM WAS HIS GREAT UNCLE,
LORD MOUNTBATTEN, WHO HAD BEEN
THE LAST VICEROY OF INDIA
Announcer 2 says THE REPUBLIC'S
PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA
The clip ends.
Now, in a lavish hall, Prince Charles says PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS
UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF
IT'S A-- IT'S A STRANGE THING.
I THINK A LOT OF THE TIME YOU
HAVE TO BE BROUGHT UP TO
UNDERSTAND WHAT IT ACTUALLY
MINDING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE,
MINDING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT
HAPPENS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THE
THAT'S THE ONLY WAY, AND YOU
KNOW, THERE ARE MASSES OF PEOPLE
WHO NEED TO BE ENCOURAGED AND
The Narrator says THE PRINCE IS DUE
AT THE SCHOOL IN AN HOUR'S
A woman with a bindi says WE ARE CLEANING OUR SCHOOL TO
WELCOME HIM, AND WE ARE PUTTING
BANNERS, AND WE ARE DOING FLOWER
DECORATIONS FOR HIM.
The woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says IT'S BEEN QUITE HECTIC.
WE WANT EVERYTHING TO LOOK GOOD.
The Narrator says BUT A CALL COMES THROUGH WITH
SOME UNEXPECTED NEWS.
The woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says OKAY...
DELHI AIR QUALITY IS REALLY POOR
RIGHT NOW, AND THE GOVERNMENT
HAS ORDERED A SHUTDOWN OF
AND SO WE HAD TO CANCEL THE
THE CHILDREN WERE READY WITH
THEIR SONG, AND THEY WERE
The Narrator says BUT PERHAPS ALL IS NOT LOST.
BACK IN LONDON, DIPLOMATIC
PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR A
VERY DIFFERENT ROYAL ENCOUNTER.
The Queen says GOOD MORNING.
The Queen shakes hands with a man in his mid-sixties wearing a long black tuxedo.
He says GOOD MORNING, YOUR MAJESTY.
I HAVE THE HONOUR TO
RESPECTFULLY PRESENT TO YOU THE
LETTERS OF CREDENCE APPOINTING
The Narrator says IT'S A TRADITION THAT ALL NEW
AMBASSADORS-- AND IF THEY'RE
FROM THE COMMONWEALTH, HIGH
COMMISSIONERS, ARE PRESENTED TO
BUT FIRST, AT ST. JAMES'S
PALACE, THEY RECEIVE A LESSON
IN ROYAL ETIQUETTE FROM THE
QUEEN'S MARSHALL OF THE
DIPLOMATIC CORPS, ALISTAIR
Alistair Harrison opens a car door and Julius Moto gets out. Alistair is in his late sixties, clean-shaven with receding white hair. He wears glasses and a gray suit. Julius is in his thirties, clean-shaven with a shaved head. He wears a black suit, white shirt, golden brooch and patterned white and gray tie.
Alistair says HELLO, WELCOME.
ALISTAIR HARRISON, VERY NICE TO
PLEASE, COME ON IN.
SO WELCOME TO LONDON.
Julius and Eunice follow Alistair. Eunice is in thirties, with shirt braids tied-up. She wears a black jacket and a black and red shawl over her shoulder.
The Narrator says TODAY, IT'S THE TURN OF THE
NEW UGANDAN HIGH COMMISSIONER,
The three of them have a cup of tea in an elegant room.
Alistair says OKAY, I'LL GET THE
The Narrator says THE JOB OF STANDING IN FOR
THE QUEEN GOES TO ALISTAIR'S
Georgina shakes hands with Julius. She is in her mid thirties, with blond hair in a short braid. She wears a blue dress, golden necklace and small earrings.
Georgina says GOOD MORNING, HELLO.
Alistair says UH, GEORGINA HAS
KINDLY GIVEN US THE COFFEE AND
TEA, AND WILL NOW PRETEND TO BE
THE AUDIENCE TAKES PLACE IN THE
1844 ROOM, WHICH IS ABOUT THE
SAME SIZE AS THIS ROOM.
Georgina says IT'S JUST REALLY
PUTTING THE AMBASSADORS AT EASE.
IT'S NICE FOR THE AMBASSADORS TO
BE ABLE TO VISUALISE SOMEONE
WHEN THEY OPEN THE DOORS TO THE
QUEEN, YOU KNOW, SUDDENLY
THEY'RE QUITE OFTEN TAKE ABACK.
THEY ALL SORT OF HOLD THE QUEEN
IN SUCH HIGH ESTEEM, IT'S REALLY
LOVELY TO SEE.
SO LOTS OF THEM SAY "I JUST
THINK IT'S JUST LIKE WITH
GEORGINA IN THE REHEARSAL."
Julius approaches Georgina and says GOOD MORNING, YOUR MAJESTY.
They shake hands.
Talking to Eunice, Alistair says YOU NEED TO STAND...
IF YOU STAND A LITTLE BIT TO THE
RIGHT SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE
Georgina says QUITE OFTEN, WHEN I SEE
SOMEONE AFTERWARDS, THEY SAY
"OH, IT'S HER MAJESTY!"
She chuckles and continues IT'S A LOVELY WAY TO BE
The Narrator says AT THE UGANDAN HIGH
COMMISSION, THE BIG DAY HAS
A woman wearing a black hijab says WE'RE EXCITED, BECAUSE OUR
HIGH COMMISSIONER IS GETTING HIS
FIRST WELCOME TO MEET THE QUEEN
Julius puts on a tall hat in an office.
Julius says TODAY IS A VERY
IMPORTANT DAY FOR ME, I'LL BE
PRESENTING MY LETTERS OF
CREDENCE TO HER MAJESTY THE
Eunice says HE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!
I REALLY LIKE HIM.
Julius says I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT ALL
THE PROCESS, I'M VERY EXCITED.
The Narrator says COMMONWEALTH AMBASSADORS
DON'T JUST GET THE TITLE OF
THE QUEEN SENDS FOUR HORSES TO
PULL THEIR CARRIAGE INSTEAD OF
People gather and take pictures of a horse-drawn carriage waiting on the street.
A woman wearing a traditional colourful dress says I'M TRYING TO FEED THE ROYAL
She gives a carrot to one of the horses.
The Narrator says AT ST. JAMES'S PALACE,
ALISTAIR IS PREPARING FOR A
CEREMONY THAT'S CHANGED LITTLE
OVER THE CENTURIES.
Alistair says SO THIS IS THE SWORD, WHICH I
COULD DRAW IF I NEEDED TO, BUT
OF COURSE, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO
USE A SWORD, SO THERE WOULDN'T
BE MUCH POINT.
AND THEN THIS IS THE TUNIC,
WHICH GOES ON OVER THE SWORD.
I WEAR A SWORD BECAUSE IT WAS
ALWAYS THE TRADITION-- IN THE
OLDEN DAYS, AMBASSADORS CAME
FOR ONE OF TWO REASONS-- EITHER
TO DECLARE WAR, OR TO MAKE
AND MY CHAIN OF OFFICE HAS A
MEDALLION WHICH HAS TWO SIDES.
Showing a large golden medallion, he continues ONE SIDE HAS THE OLIVE BRANCH,
THE SYMBOL OF PEACE, AND THAT IS
THE SIDE THAT I WILL WEAR
OUTWARDS TODAY, BUT JUST IN
CASE, IT CAN BE TURNED AROUND
WITH A SWORD, AND IF I WAS
WEARING THE SWORD OUTWARDS, THEN
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WOULD KNOW
THAT THE AMBASSADOR HAD COME FOR
A RATHER DIFFERENT REASON.
The Narrator says BUT TODAY, THE HIGH
COMMISSIONER IS MOST DEFINITELY
COMING IN PEACE.
Alistair says THE HIGH
COMMISSIONER OF THE REPUBLIC OF
UGANDA AND MRS. EUNICE ABEJA
MOTO, YOUR MAJESTY.
The Narrator says THE TRADITION IS FOR THE NEW
DIPLOMATS TO GIVE THE QUEEN A
SEALED LETTER CONTAINING THEIR
Julius meets the Queen.
Julius bows and says GOOD MORNING, YOUR MAJESTY.
He hands her a document.
The Queen says THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED.
The Narrator says NOW THE HIGH COMMISSIONER CAN
BEGIN HIS TERM OF OFFICE.
Julius says EUNICE ABEJA MOTO.
The Queen says YOU'VE GOT YOUR FAMILY HERE,
Eunice says YEAH.
The Queen says VERY NICE, THAT'S GOOD.
ARE THEY ALL IN SCHOOL?
Eunice says YES, THEY'RE IN SCHOOL.
Julius says IT WAS NICE, VERY
NICE-- WELL EXECUTED.
I HAD A VERY GOOD PRESENTATION
OF MY CREDENTIALS.
Alistair says THE QUEEN TALKED ABOUT HER
OWN VISIT TO UGANDA IN 2007 TO
THE HIGH COMMISSIONER.
HE GREATLY APPRECIATED THAT, SO
I THINK EVERYTHING WENT VERY
The Teacher says ONE, TWO, THREE.
The Narrator says FOUR THOUSAND MILES AWAY IN
DELHI, THERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR
THE SCHOOL CHILDREN.
THE PRINCE AND HIS TEAM HAVE
ARRANGED A NEW VENUE WHERE HE
CAN MEET THEM.
The woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says I DON'T THINK THEY
REALLY KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GOING.
ALL THEY KNOW IS THAT THEY ARE
Excited children get into a car and wave at the camera.
A Child says BYE!
The Narrator says THE CHILDREN HAVE ARRIVED AT
THE BRITISH COUNCIL BUILDING IN
THE CENTRE OF DELHI.
The teacher with a beard says THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-
SOME OF THEM NEVER LEAVE THEIR
HOME OR SCHOOL, AND THAT'S THE
WORLD FOR THEM, SO YOU KNOW, TO
GO TO A MASSIVE BIG BUILDING,
THIS IS GAME-CHANGING.
THEY'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE,
SO I'M VERY EXCITED FOR THEM.
I THINK THEY'LL COME BACK HOME,
TALK TO THEIR PARENTS, SHARE
Prince Charles walks into a room full of schoolchildren. He greets them by placing his palms together at chest level.
A Female Teacher says IF SIR WILL GIVE YOU
PERMISSION, YOU CAN ASK YOUR
RAISE YOUR HANDS.
Prince Charles says DEPENDS WHAT THEY ARE, HEH.
Prince Charles HOW ON EARTH COULD YOU MAKE ME
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The Female Teacher says THIS ONE.
A boy says WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
Prince Charles says BOOK?
THAT'S A VERY GOOD THING.
WELL, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, NONE
OF YOU HAVE READ, HAVE YOU, ANY
The Female Teacher says NOT YET.
Prince Charles says MAYBE WHEN YOU DO, THEY'RE
VERY GOOD BOOKS.
The boy says WHEN YOU BECOME A KING,
YOU WILL BUILD A FORT?
The Female Teacher says BUILD A FORT.
The woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says WILL YOU BUILD A FORT?
LIKE A KING.
Prince Charles says I WILL!
The woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says THE CHILDREN HAVE PREPARED A
SONG, WHICH THE MESSAGE OF THE
SONG IS UNITY.
WE ARE ALL-- ?
Kids say WE ARE ALL ONE.
The woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says YES.
Charles says VERY GOOD!
Prince Charles says SO HOW DO YOU SAY "WE ARE ALL
ONE" IN HINDI?
(shouting in Hindi)
Prince Charles says IT'S NOT LOUD ENOUGH!
The children sing a song in Hind.
The woman in her forties wearing a green shawl says I THOUGHT THE CHILDREN DID
MARVELLOUSLY WELL AND I'M SO
PROUD OF THEM, I WAS SIMPLY
BURSTING WITH PRIDE.
Prince Charles and the children take a picture together.
The Narrator says THE QUEEN HAS APPOINTED
PRINCE HARRY AS HER
COMMONWEALTH YOUTH AMBASSADOR.
TODAY HE'S AT COMMONWEALTH HQ
60 percent OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S 2.4
BILLION CITIZENS ARE UNDER 30.
THEY NEWLYWED DUKE AND DUCHESS
OF SUSSEX HAVE ALREADY MADE A
At the meeting in a garden, Benjamin says I RECALL THAT FOR THEIR
WEDDING GIFT, THEY WANTED THE
MONEY TO GO TOWARDS CHARITIES
AND DONATIONS, SO FROM THE
ONSET, I SEE THAT THEY ARE
INTERESTED IN DEVELOPMENT AND IN
I THINK THAT'S GREAT, I THINK
THAT'S REALLY INSPIRING.
The Narrator says AND THEIR WAS ANOTHER
COMMONWEALTH MESSAGE AT THE
HEART OF THEIR WEDDING DAY.
Back in the room with her wedding dress, 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
SO THERE'S CANADA.
THE BUNCHBERRIES FROM CANADA.
THE AUSTRALIAN WATTLE.
AND THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ORCHID.
The Narrator says TODAY PRINCE HARRY IS
ASSISTING IN ONE OF THE QUEEN'S
OLYMPIAN SIR MO FARAH IS THERE
The Queen stands next to Harry and a group of people in a sumptuous meeting.
Harry says HE'S RETIRING AT THE END OF
The Queen says WELL, I THINK HE'S RUN
A RATHER LONG WAY.
Harry says DO YOU KNOW-- DO YOU KNOW HOW
FAR YOU'VE RUN IN TOTAL?
In his mid-thirties, Mo says I'VE PROBABLY GONE TO AFRICA
The Narrator says IT'S CALLED THE QUEEN'S YOUNG
Standing behind a lectern, Harry gives a speech.
Harry says THE QUEEN'S YOUNG
LEADERS PROGRAMME WAS LAUNCHED
AND WE NOW HAVE QUEEN'S YOUNG
LEADERS REPRESENTED IN EVERY
COUNTRY IN THE COMMONWEALTH.
The Narrator says IT'S THE QUEEN'S WAY OF
RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF YOUNG
PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING A
DIFFERENCE IN THEIR HOME
(announcer 3 calling out names)
Young people wait in line during the ceremony.
The caption changes to "Sir Mo Farah. Olympic Gold Medallist."
Mo says IT MEANS SO MUCH TO THEM, YOU
CAN SEE IN THEIR FACE.
WHEN THEY WENT UP TO THE QUEEN,
BOW, AND YOU CAN SEE THEIR FACE,
THE LIGHT, THE JOY, IN SO MANY
OF THEM, AND THEY'RE SO YOUNG,
AND THEY'VE ALL DONE IT FOR THE
HARD WORK AND DEDICATION, AND
I'M SURE IT'S JUST INSPIRED THEM
EVEN MORE TO DO MORE, AND MAKE
The Narrator says ONE OF THE RECIPIENTS IS
ELIZABETH KITE, A CHAMPION OF
WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S RIGHTS
Elizabeth is in her mid-twenties, with long black hair. She wears a long purple dress.
Elizabeth says I'M GETTING READY
TO MEET THE QUEEN, LET'S EXPLAIN
WHY I'M WEARING THIS.
She folds a long type of skirt with fringes.
She continues THIS IS ACTUALLY CALLED A "GHIA."
IN TONGAN, AND IT'S PASSED DOWN
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.
YEAH, SO THIS IS ALMOST A
HUNDRED YEARS OLD.
THIS IS MY MUM'S, IT'S STILL MY
MUM'S, SHE HASN'T PASSED IT DOWN
The Narrator says THE QUEEN VISITED TONGA IN
1953, DURING HER GREAT
COMMONWEALTH TOUR SHORTLY AFTER
THE VISIT IS STILL REMEMBERED
FONDLY, AND MANY YEARS LATER,
ELIZABETH'S MOTHER WOULD NAME
HER OWN DAUGHTERS AFTER THE
Elizabeth says GROWING UP AS A LITTLE GIRL,
YOU'VE ALWAYS KNOWN OF QUEEN
ELIZABETH, MY NAME COMES FROM
UM, YOU'D NEVER THINK OF-- YOU
NEVER THINK THAT YOU'D ACTUALLY
MEET HER ONE DAY, AND THAT DAY
IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING FOR ME
TODAY, SO I HOPE I LOOK GOOD FOR
I'M JUST-- RIGHT NOW EXTREMELY
NERVOUS, I'LL BE REALLY HONEST.
I WOKE UP THIS MORNING, IT
HADN'T REGISTERED YET.
AS THE DAY WENT BY, IT KIND OF
OKAY, SO I THINK THAT'S SECURE.
AND YEAH, NOW, YOU KNOW, I'VE
GOT MY OUTFIT ON, READY TO
ACTUALLY MEET HER...
She uses a black belt to tie the skirt above her dress.
She continues UM, YEAH, I'M GETTING A LITTLE
HERE WE GO, OKAY.
I THINK I'M READY.
The audience applaud during the ceremony.
Announcer 3 says ELIZABETH KITE OF
Elizabeth walks in and meets the Queen.
Elizabeth says IT ALL FEELS VERY
I THINK I'M GOING TO, ONCE I'M
BACK HOME, WAKE UP, AND JUST
KIND OF REALIZE "WHAT ON EARTH
An old clip shows people with white outfits seating on the floor enjoying a meal outdoors.
Announcer 4 says WAS THERE EVER
SUCH A FEAST AS THIS IN THE
CERTAINLY QUEEN SALOTE MEANT IT
AS A UNIQUE EVENT, THE FAME OF
WHICH WOULD SPREAD ROUND THE
HERE WERE ALL THE RICHES OF THE
PACIFIC AND THE CORAL ISLES.
HERE WAS HAPPINESS AND GOODWILL
IN ABUNDANCE AS THE TWO QUEENS
SAT THERE, SIDE BY SIDE.
The clip ends.
Elizabeth says THAT'S JUST THE
TONGAN WAY, WE DON'T HAVE MUCH,
WE'RE VERY POOR, BUT WE COME
TOGETHER AND WE GIVE ALL THAT WE
CAN, WHEN WE CAN.
THIS WAS A VERY IMPORTANT TIME
FOR THE QUEEN, AS WELL AS
OURSELVES, SO IT'S JUST SO NICE
TO SEE HOW WELL WE CAME
The Narrator says BUT BEFORE
ELIZABETH HEADS HOME, THERE'S A
Later, a female royal aide meets Elizabeth. She is in her late forties, with brown shoulder-length hair. She wears a white blazer and a violet skirt.
The Aide says ELIZABETH, HELLO.
Elizabeth says HI!
The Aide says HOW ARE YOU DOING?
Elizabeth says GOOD, HOW ARE YOU?
The Aide says GOOD!
UM, I'VE GOT SOME NEWS.
SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS.
YOU AND TWO OF YOUR FELLOW
QUEEN'S YOUNG LEADERS...
Elizabeth says YEAH?
The Aide says ARE GOING TO HAVE A PRIVATE
Elizabeth says OH MY GOD.
Elizabeth looks shocked.
The Aide continues WITH HER MAJESTY, THE QUEEN
IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
Elizabeth says ARE YOU SERIOUS?
The Aide says SERIOUS.
Elizabeth says OH MY GOD!
She chuckles and continues I WASN'T EXPECTING THAT!
The Narrator says ELIZABETH CALLS HER SISTER.
On the phone, Elizabeth says I'LL JUST TELL YOU BECAUSE
THE CONNECTION IS SO POOR, BUT
I'VE BEEN SELECTED TO MEET WITH
HER MAJESTY TOMORROW, THE QUEEN
IS GOING TO MEET US, SO IT'S
JUST US THREE THAT ACTUALLY GET
TO LIKE, HAVE A CHAT WITH THE
QUEEN IN PERSON.
ISN'T THAT COOL?
I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M CRYING, I
The Narrator says IT'S ANOTHER BUSY DAY AT
THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF PAPUA
NEW GUINEA HAS FLOWN 9,000
MILES TO BE KNIGHTED BY THE
Alistair says HIS EXCELLENCY, THE
GOVERNOR GENERAL OF NEW GUINEA
AND LADY DADAE, YOUR MAJESTY
(indistinct quiet speaking)
Robert Dadae bends and the Queen taps a sword on his shoulders. He is in his sixties, with short graying hair. He wears a dark suit, white shirt and patterned tie.
The Queen says VERY NICE TO SEE YOU!
TURN AROUND THE OTHER WAY,
BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THE CAMERA
Robert says IT'S-- IT IS INDEED A
PRIVILEGE FOR ME.
YEAH, SO I'M REALLY HAPPY.
YOU CAN SAY THAT.
The Queen says WELL, IT'S VERY NICE.
AND I HOPE YOU'RE QUITE HAPPY
In off, Lady Dadae says YES, YES.
The Queen says COME TAKE A SEAT.
The caption changes to "Sir Robert Dadae. Governor General Papua New Guinea."
Robert says IT IS A DREAM FOR
MANY PEOPLE WHO COMMIT THEIR
LIVES TO SERVE PEOPLE.
ONLY VERY FEW GET A COMMISSION,
AND I HAPPEN TO BE ONE OF THOSE
VERY FEW FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
The Queen says CAN YOU OPEN IT?
In off, a woman says YES, OF COURSE.
The Queen says NO, NO, THIS DOOR.
PUSH IT-- PUSH IT OPEN.
THAT'S RIGHT, THANK YOU.
OTHERWISE THEY CAN'T GET IN.
Elizabeth says I'M EXTREMELY
NERVOUS, I'M SHAKING JUST A
LITTLE BIT, BUT I JUST NEED TO
TRY AND STAY COMPOSED.
The Aide says MISS ELIZABETH
KITE, YOUR MAJESTY.
The Queen greets Elizabeth, Effa and Hahavas.
The Queen says NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
Elizabeth says NICE TO SEE YOU.
Aide says MISS EFFA AVASIN.
MR. HAHAVAS ASIN.
The Queen says SO YOU'RE STILL-- YOU'RE
STILL NOT TOO EXHAUSTED BY ALL
THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE BEEN...
Hahavas says NO, NOT AT ALL.
Elizabeth says THIS IS SO EXCITING.
The Queen says IT'S VERY BUSY, ISN'T IT?
Hahavas says YES, IT'S A LONG
The Queen says AND IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH
YOU'VE GOT A VERY BUSY PROGRAM?
Elizabeth says IT'S BEEN VERY BUSY, BUT
VERY EXCITING, SO WE... YEAH.
The Queen says HOW MUCH-- HOW MUCH LONGER
HAVE YOU GOT?
Elizabeth says I LEAVE TONIGHT, WE'VE
I THINK WE ALL FINISHED.
In her thirties, Effa says I LIVE IN LONDON SO... I'M IN
SCHOOL, IN LONDON.
The Queen says ARE YOU?
WELL, TAKE A SEAT.
Elizabeth says THANK YOU.
The Queen says SO YOU GO BACK
TONIGHT, DO YOU?
Elizabeth says I DO, I LEAVE
I DID LEAVE TONGA PERMANENTLY
FOR THREE YEARS, WHICH IS WHERE
I STARTED DOING MY WORK THAT I
GOT RECOGNIZED FOR IN THE
The Queen says WELL, IT'S-- THE PROGRAM IS
AN INTERESTING ONE, ISN'T IT?
I MEAN, ALL THE SUBJECTS YOU DO,
ALL THE PEOPLE I SAW YESTERDAY,
I MEAN, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE,
Elizabeth and Effa say YEAH.
The Queen says TONGA, I'M AFRAID I HAVEN'T
BEEN TO FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
Elizabeth says I KNOW, BUT YOU HAVE COME.
The Queen says I'VE BEEN TWICE.
Elizabeth says IT'S BEEN WELL-DOCUMENTED.
I'VE ACTUALLY WATCHED THE
The Queen says OH?
Elizabeth says ABSOLUTELY, AND YOU MET OUR
QUEEN SALOTE LAST YEAR.
The Queen says I MET QUEEN SALOTE, YES.
Elizabeth says DID YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME
The Queen says OH YES, IT WAS WONDERFUL.
WE HAD THE PEOPLE PLAYING THE
NOSE FLUTES, THAT'S HOW I
Elizabeth says YES, YES, IT'S TRUE.
The Queen says IT'S THE MOST CHARMING THING
IT SOUNDS AWFULLY UNCOMFORTABLE
BUT THEY, THEY PLAY IT RATHER
Elizabeth says YEAH.
The Queen says I MEAN, THE ONLY THING
I FOUND DIFFICULT WAS SITTING
Elizabeth says FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, IT
CAN BE DIFFICULT.
The Queen says IT'S QUITE PAINFUL.
FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT BUILT IN
THE SAME DIRECTION, I DON'T
KNOW, AND SO...
Elizabeth says YEAH.
The Queen says I MET BOTH YOUR KINGS.
Elizabeth says YEAH.
The Queen says AND I HAVEN'T MET THE NEW
ONE, AND THAT'S...
BUT YOU SEE, I HAVEN'T BEEN FOR
SUCH A LONG TIME.
Elizabeth says YES.
The Queen says I'VE MET AN AWFUL LOT OF
Later, giggling nervously, Elizabeth says I JUST HAD A CHAT WITH THE
I'M GOING TO WAKE UP TOMORROW
AND BE LIKE "DID THAT HAPPEN?
I DON'T QUITE KNOW."
HONESTLY, ANYTHING REALLY IS
WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU DREAM TO
BE, YOU CAN ACTUALLY ACHIEVE.
The Narrator says WHAT MOST
COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES SHARE IS
A LEGACY AS PART OF THE BRITISH
NO COUNTRY PLAYED A BIGGER ROLE
IN BRITAIN'S IMPERIAL STORY
WHEN THE QUEEN ARRIVED THERE IN
1961, INDIA HAD BEEN
INDEPENDENT FOR NEARLY 14
NO ONE QUITE KNEW HOW THE QUEEN
WOULD BE RECEIVED.
An old clip shows a crowded parade.
Male Announcer 5 says IT MUST HAVE
SEEMED A PARADOX THAT THE
REPUBLIC OF INDIA, NO LONGER
OWING ALLEGIANCE TO THE CROWN,
SHOULD YET SO WHOLEHEARTEDLY
WELCOME THE SOVEREIGN...
The Narrator says ALMOST TWO MILLION PEOPLE
TURNED OUT TO GREET HER IN
IT WAS A SIGN THAT INDIA AND
BRITAIN COULD HAVE A FUTURE
TOGETHER AS EQUALS WITHIN THE
The Narrator says THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN A
DOZEN ROYAL TOURS TO INDIA
IN 2016, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS
OF CAMBRIDGE MADE THEIR FIRST
FOR PRINCE CHARLES, THIS IS HIS
THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE
DUCHESS OF CORNWALL ARE HOSTING
A PARTY AT THE HIGH
IT'S AN EVENT TO RAISE
AWARENESS OF INDIA'S ENDANGERED
A band plays as people chat next to artistic elephant figures in a park.
Camilla Parker Bowles is in her early seventies, with white wavy short hair. She wears a pale dress.
Camilla says I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU, I LOVE
YOUR TURQUOISE ELEPHANT.
A female artist in her forties says THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Camilla says IS THIS ALL PAINTED?
The Artist says NO, IT'S ACTUALLY
Camilla says HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU?
The Artist says THREE MONTHS.
Camilla says THREE MONTHS, I'M NOT
The Artist says LOTS OF DEDICATION.
Camilla says YOU MUST HAVE VERY TIRED
EYES AT THE END.
The Artist says VERY TIRED EYES.
The Narrator says THE EVENT HAS BROUGHT
TOGETHER A GROUP OF INDIAN
CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE EACH
CREATED AN ELABORATELY
AMONG THEM IS ONE OF INDIA'S
MOST FAMOUS FASHION DESIGNERS,
Prince Charles and Suneet chat. Suneet is in his late thirties, clean-shaven with short black hair. He wears, black-rimmed glasses, blue jacket and white shirt.
Prince Charles says THERE'S A LOT OF LADIES
WEARING YOUR CREATIONS.
Suneet says YES.
Prince Charles says THAT'S GREAT.
Suneet says THANK YOU!
Prince Charles says WELL DONE.
Suneet says THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Prince Charles leaves and continues greeting guests.
Suneet opens his mouth in awe and says AH!
THAT WAS PRETTY COOL!
"ARE ALL THE LADIES WEARING YOUR
I'M LIKE "YEAH, SOME ARE NOT
The caption changes to "Shilpa Shetty. Actress." Shilpa is in her mid-thirties, with long brown hair. She wears a pink dress under a black and white coat.
Shilpa says I HAVE A HUGE AMOUNT OF
RESPECT FOR THE RELATIONSHIP AND
THE LOVE THAT HE'S SHOWN OUR
THE IDEAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH IS
OBVIOUSLY TO DO GOOD, AND WHEN
TWO COUNTRIES COME TOGETHER TO
DO GOOD, THERE CAN'T BE ANYTHING
MORE POSITIVE THAN THAT.
The Narrator says INDIA'S 1.2 BILLION CITIZENS
MAKE UP HALF OF THE ENTIRE
COMMONWEALTH'S POPULATION, BUT
IT'S BEEN NEARLY TEN YEARS
SINCE AN INDIAN PRIME MINISTER
HAS ATTENDED A COMMONWEALTH
WITH THE HISTORIC REUNION SOON
TO HAPPEN IN LONDON, THE QUEEN
HAS ASKED PRINCE CHARLES TO
PASS ON A PERSONAL INVITATION
TO INDIAN PRIME MINISTER
A cloud of photographs take pictures of Charles and Camilla next to the Indian Prime Minister.
The Narrator says BEFORE LEAVING INDIA, THE
PRINCE AND THE DUCHESS HAVE A
THEY LAY A WREATH AT INDIA
GATE, THE MEMORIAL TO INDIAN
TROOPS WHO DIED IN THE FIRST
ON EVERY COMMONWEALTH TOUR, THE
ROYAL VISITORS PAY TRIBUTE TO
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES.
IT'S THE CENTENARY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES
COMMISSION, THE ORGANIZATION
WHICH MAINTAINS WAR GRAVES AND
MEMORIALS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Man 1 says WATCH OUT, WATCH OUT,
A group of people wearing yellow safety jackets lift a large iron wreath.
Man 2 says KEEP THIS END ON THE GROUND.
GOOD ON THE GROUND, JUST DON'T
LIFT UP TOO MUCH...
The Narrator says TO MARK THE OCCASION, THEY
HAVE BEEN INVITED TO TAKE PART
IN THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW.
A Woman says RIGHT, RIGHT... STOP!
YOU'RE IN, YOU'RE IN, YOU'RE IN!
The Narrator says THE LARGEST COMMONWEALTH WAR
CEMETERY IN BRITAIN IS AT
BROOKWOOD IN SURREY.
THIS RECENTLY DISCOVERED COLOUR
FILM SHOWS THE QUEEN UNVEILING
THE BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL IN 1958.
Old footage shows the Queen giving a speech in a crowded cemetery as soldiers stand in a big pergola with British flags.
The Queen says HERE IN THIS PEACEFUL
GARDEN, THE MEMORY OF THESE MEN
AND WOMEN, DIFFERING IN RACE AND
RELIGION, BUT UNITED IN THE
CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY FOUGHT AND
DIED, WILL BE KEPT EVERGREEN.
The clip ends.
The Narrator says HER WORDS STILL HAVE MEANING
FOR DAVID RICHARDSON, HEAD
GARDENER FOR THE COMMONWEALTH
WAR GRAVES COMMISSION.
On a sunny day, David Richardson walks to that same pergola. He is in his late forties, with a graying beard and matching hair. He wears glasses, a black jacket and a checked shirt.
David says THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO
DON'T HAVE ACTUAL GRAVES.
THERE'S A REAL RESONANCE OF WHAT
SHE SAID THEN IN 1958 AND WHAT
WE DO EVERY DAY.
WE'RE REMEMBERING THOSE
IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE
COMMEMORATE THEM AND REMEMBER
THOSE SOLDIERS FROM ALL OVER THE
COMMONWEALTH THAT FOUGHT AND
DIED FOR OUR FREEDOM.
David touches the names carved on a tombstone.
The Countess of Wessex says IT'S SO PEACEFUL.
IT'S A VERY EMOTIONAL THING TO
WANDER AROUND, GIVEN THAT BEAUTY
AND THAT PEACE, AND SEE ALL OF
THESE DIFFERENT GRAVES.
YOU THEN GET A SENSE OF THE
BREADTH OF THE COMMONWEALTH,
BECAUSE THERE'S SOLDIERS FROM
ALL DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE
COMMONWEALTH THAT WERE FIGHTING
IN SO MANY DIFFERENT CAMPAIGNS.
A black and white clip shows young soldiers relaxing and doing their daily activities in a field.
The Princess Royal says THE AUSTRALIANS AND NEW
ZEALANDERS AND CANADIANS WOULD
COME OVER, YOU KNOW, YOU STILL
WHICH IS MIGHT EASIER TO DO NOW,
TO IDENTIFY WHERE THOSE-- THEIR
RELATIONS MIGHT BE, AND THEY CAN
GO AND THEY CAN LOOK, AND THEY
CAN SEE JUST HOW MUCH CARE IS
TAKEN OF THEIR MEMORIES AND
THEIR RESTING PLACES.
By a grave, David says WE OFTEN TRY AND PUT
IN PLANTING THAT SOMEHOW
REFLECTS THE-- THE BURIALS IN
SO WE'VE GOT THIS CANADIAN PLOT,
BUT WE'VE GOT THE PETALS ON
THESE TULIPS, WHICH ARE IN THE
SHAPE OF A MAPLE LEAF.
THE MAPLE LEAF FROM ONE OF THE
TREES HERE IN THE CEMETERY.
The Narrator says AT CHELSEA, THE CENTENARY
GARDEN IS COMPLETE.
David chats with Timothy Laurence and David Domoney.
David says YEAH, CAUSE THE SITES ARE
SORT OF DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW?
The Narrator says THE COMMISSION'S VICE
CHAIRMAN, SIR TIMOTHY LAURENCE,
GREETS MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL
Domoney says AND THE BRICKS ARE FROM THE
SOMME, ER, A RESTORATION OF THE
AND LOOK AT THE BEES!
Timothy is in his early sixties, clean-shaven with short hair. He wears a dark blue suit.
Timothy says DAVID DOMONEY.
Domoney says HELLO, VERY NICE TO MEET YOU.
Kate says VERY NICE TO MEET YOU, TOO.
Timothy says DAVID RICHARDSON,
DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE FOR THE
WAR GRAVES COMMISSION.
David Domoney is in his early fifties, clean-shaven with blond hair. He wears a bright blue jacket with a brooch and an open-necked white shirt.
Domoney shows a leaf to Kate and says EACH LITTLE
LEAF, THERE'S 154 OF THEM, AND
THEY REPRESENT, EACH ONE
REPRESENTS A COUNTRY WITH A WAR
GRAVE-- WAR GRAVE SITE.
Kate says I THINK THAT'S REALLY NICE,
THEY'RE SO PERSONALIZED.
David says YEAH, SO 154 COUNTRIES, 850
Kate says YES.
David says THE BIGGEST GARDENING
ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD.
Domoney says GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
A woman wearing a pink dress says HELLO!
David says IT'S REALLY DELIGHTFUL THAT
THEY TAKE TIME, IT'S A REALLY
THEY'RE HERE FOR AN HOUR, AND
THEY ACTUALLY SPECIFICALLY
REQUESTED TO COME AND HAVE A
LOOK AT OUR GARDEN.
SO IT'S REALLY LOVELY.
IT'S REALLY LOVELY, AND IT'S
JUST SORT OF THE END OF A
PERFECT DAY FOR US.
The Narrator says FOR GARDEN DESIGNER DAVID
DOMONEY, THIS DAY HAS A SPECIAL
Domoney says MY GRANDFATHER
FOUGHT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR,
WAS BLOWN UP IN THE TRENCHES.
SO THERE WAS THAT CONNECTION.
I THINK FOR ME THE IMPORTANCE OF
THE GARDEN IS ABOUT THE
REMEMBRANCE AND THE IMPACT ON
YOUR OWN LIFE WHEN YOU VISIT A
WAR GRAVE SITE.
IT IS THIS EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
OF THE ENORMITY OF WHAT HAPPENED
AND WHATEVER IS HAPPENING IN
YOUR LIFE PALES INTO-- INTO
COMPARISON TO WHAT HAPPENED TO
THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN.
A Female Event Organizer says THE PRIME MINISTER OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
The Narrator says BUCKINGHAM PALACE IS GETTING
READY FOR THE QUEEN'S
Household staff put nametags and set tables.
The Female Event Organizer says PRIME MINISTER OF NEW
The Narrator says IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN MORE
THAN 40 YEARS THAT ALL THE
COMMONWEALTH HEADS HAVE
GATHERED IN LONDON.
Tony says THIS IS HUGELY SPECIAL.
BEING A RETIRED ADMIRAL, I'D SAY
THIS IS ALL HANDS ON DECK, THIS
IS A FULL SHIP'S COMPANY EFFORT.
WE'VE GOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
GILT UP FROM THE VAULTS, AND
YOU'LL SEE THE MOST WONDERFUL
DISPLAY WITH 12 TABLES, 130
PEOPLE SITTING DOWN, 53 HEADS OF
NATION AND THEIR SPOUSES.
The Narrator says AS THE HOUSEHOLD PREPARE FOR
THE BANQUET, THE CENTREPIECE OF
THE OPENING CEREMONY ARRIVES AT
THE COMMONWEALTH, LIKE THE
MONARCHY, HAS ITS OWN CROWN
THE MOST IMPORTANT, MADE OF 18
KARAT GOLD AND RUBIES, IS THE
Men unload a wooden box out of a car.
A man wearing a household uniform says THE LAST TIME IT WAS USED IN
THE UK WAS IN EDINBURGH IN '92.
WELL, THE QUEEN'S GOT QUITE A
LARGE COLLECTION OF SILVER AND
GILT, THIS FORMS PART OF IT.
The Narrator says THE COMMONWEALTH MACE IS
BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE STATE
BALLROOM, WHERE IT WILL SIT
BEFORE THE QUEEN AT THE OPENING
A Male Event Organizer says DOES THE BIG END GO THAT WAY
OR THAT WAY?
The man wearing a household uniform says OH, I CAN ASK SOMEBODY FROM
LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S OFFICE.
The Male Event Organizer says WE'LL HAVE TO GET
ON TO GOOGLE AND JUST LOOK FOR A
QUICK REFERENCE IMAGE.
The Narrator says THE STATE BALLROOM WILL BE
FILLED WITH WORLD LEADERS AND
ROYALTY, AND EVERY MOMENT NEEDS
TO BE THOROUGHLY REHEARSED.
The Male Event Organizer says AND ALL I WANT YOU TO DO IS
SAY "I'M STANDING IN FOR THE
PRINCE OF WALES, AND I WILL BE
SPEAKING FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO
AND A HALF MINUTES.
A young man says YEAH.
The Male Event Organizer says OKAY, GIVE IT A PAUSE, THEN
SAY "THANK YOU," YOU CAN RETURN
TO YOUR SEAT.
THE TORTURE IS OVER.
The young man says OKAY.
THAT'S FINE, YEAH.
During a rehearsal, Tony stands behind a lectern and says THE PRIME MINISTER OF
THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA.
Then, Tony says SO IT'S A GREAT PLEASURE AND A
HUGE HONOUR TO BE ABLE TO DO
THAT ANNOUNCING, AND I HOPE IT
DIDN'T SOUND A BIT TOO MUCH LIKE
A GAME SHOW HOST.
THE PRIME MINISTER OF SWAZILAND.
THE PRIME MINISTER...
The Narrator says AS THE FINAL CHECKS ARE MADE,
THERE'S AN EARLY ARRIVAL TO SEE
In off, a Male Royal Aide says THE PRIME MINISTER OF
INDIA, YOUR MAJESTY.
The Narrator says HER PERSONAL INVITATION TO
PRIME MINISTER MODI HAS BEEN
The Queen says WELCOME.
Modi says YOUR MAJESTY.
Modi and the Queen shake hands. Modi is in his late sixties, with a white beard and matching hair. He wears a dark gray suit.
The Queen says VERY NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN!
Modi says GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
The Queen says OH, VERY NICE.
SO YOU'VE COME-- COME TO THIS
Modi says YES, IT'S A GREAT
AND I RECEIVED YOUR LETTER.
The Queen says GOOD.
Modi says YOUR PERSONAL LETTER!
The Queen says WELL, I'M VERY GLAD!
Modi says SO THE LAST TIME I COULD NOT,
BUT THIS TIME I'VE MADE INVITE.
The Queen says OH, THAT'S VERY KIND.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME AND TAKE
Modi says PLEASE.
The Queen says SO, WELL, IT'S GOING TO BE
QUITE A GATHERING.
(soft music plays)
The Narrator says IT'S NOT JUST HEADS
OF GOVERNMENT WHO HAVE GATHERED
HUNDREDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM
AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH HAVE
COME ALONG, TOO.
PRINCE WILLIAM IS HERE TO
Prince William walks into a stage.
Prince William says YOU'LL MAKE ME BLUSH, STOP.
THERE'S TOO MANY MEN SCREAMING.
YOUR EXCELLENCIES, LADIES AND
GENTLEMEN, IT'S A HUGE PLEASURE
TO BE HERE AT THE QE II CENTRE
AT THE START OF THIS VERY
HISTORIC COMMONWEALTH WEEK IN
LONDON AND IN WINDSOR.
DURING THE COURSE OF THIS WEEK,
OVER THE COURSE OF ALL THE
DIFFERENT EVENTS, YOU'LL BE
SEEING A LOT OF THE ROYAL
The Narrator says THE COMMONWEALTH LEADERS
BEGIN TO ARRIVE AT BUCKINGHAM
The Countess of Wessex says THE QUEEN HAS INVITED HEADS
OF GOVERNMENT INTO HER OWN HOME.
IT'S EXCITING FOR THEM, I THINK
THEY'RE REALLY ENJOYING IT,
JUDGING BY THE ATMOSPHERE, SO
Tony says WE'RE ALL FRIENDS NOW.
THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING DAY
YOU CAN IMAGINE.
The caption changes to "Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern. Prime Minister of New Zealand." Jacinda is in her late thirties, with long wavy dark brown hair. She wears a black blazer and earrings.
Jacinda says IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY TO
BE HERE AND TO FEEL THE
YOU KNOW, THERE IS A SENSE OF
TO HAVE THAT COMMON GROUND
DESPITE OUR MANY DIFFERENT
CIRCUMSTANCES IS SOMETHING
The caption changes to "Right Honourable Theresa May. Prime Minister." Theresa is in her sixties, with short gray hair. She wears a green blazer and a pearl necklace.
Theresa says IT WAS THAT VERY CHATTY,
INFORMAL, RELAXED ATMOSPHERE.
AND THAT REALLY SET THE TONE.
The Narrator says THERE ARE A FEW NEW FACES FOR
THE QUEEN, THOUGH MOST ARE VERY
Patricia says I THINK IT WAS REALLY
POIGNANT TO THINK THAT SHE FIRST
MET JUSTIN TRUDEAU WHEN HE WAS A
BABE IN ARMS.
QUITE A THING TO BE ABLE TO SEE
A LEADER IN THAT PERSPECTIVE.
Chatting with a guest, the Queen says THEY-- THEY QUITE POSSIBLY
Justin says HER MAJESTY HAS DONE AN
EXTRAORDINARY JOB OF PULLING US
TOGETHER, WITH CHALLENGES FROM
TIME TO TIME, BUT THAT'S WHAT A
FAMILY IS ALL ABOUT.
The Narrator says TODAY THE QUEEN HAS HER
FAMILY TO HELP SHAKE HANDS WITH
Patricia curtsies the Queen. A dog stands next to them.
The Narrator says PRINCE CHARLES AND THE DUCHESS
OF CORNWALL GREET NEW ZEALAND'S
Posing for a picture, Prince Charles says OH, IS IT THAT TIME ALREADY?
Jacinda says YES, IT IS.
The Narrator says THE PRIME MINISTER OF KITTS
AND NEVIS IS MEETING THE
The Princess Royal says OH, NO, I'M GOING IN.
VERY NICE TO SEE YOU.
The Narrator says WHILE PRINCE ANDREW IS DUE TO
GREET THE PRIME MINISTER OF
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
A Female Assistant says YOUR HIGHNESS.
THE PRIME MINISTER.
In his fifties, Andrew says PRIME MINISTER, HOW
VERY NICE TO MEET YOU!
The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago says AND YOU TOO.
Andrew says COME ON IN.
A man in his forties says MINSTER.
Andrew says HOW ARE YOU, VERY NICE TO
A Male Leader says NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
Prince William says VERY NICE TO SEE YOU!
The Male Leader says HOW ARE YOU?
Prince William says WELCOME-- VERY WELL, THANK
The Narrator says PRINCE WILLIAM IS HERE DOING
AND PRINCE HARRY HAS TURNED UP,
Harry shakes hands and says AND YOU AS WELL!
The Narrator says AND THERE'S EVEN A MENTION OF
THE NEXT GENERATION...
YET TO BE BORN.
Prince William says AWAITING THE IMMINENT ARRIVAL
OF NUMBER THREE.
The Male Leader says CONGRATULATIONS IN
ADVANCE FOR THAT!
Smiling, Prince William says AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T COME IN
THE NEXT 20 MINUTES, WE'RE OKAY!
The Male Leader chuckles.
The Narrator says IN 1949, AT THE INVITATION OF
GEORGE THE SIXTH, EIGHT NATIONS
GATHERED IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE
TO AGREE ON THE LONDON
THE MODERN COMMONWEALTH WAS
BORN, WITH THE KING AT ITS
BUT THE ROLE IS NOT HEREDITARY,
THE QUEEN WAS CHOSEN BY THE
NOW ALMOST 70 YEARS LATER, WITH
THE FAMILY OF 53 NATIONS ONCE
AGAIN GATHERED AT THE PALACE,
THE QUEEN IS LOOKING TO THE
Giving a speech, says IT IS MY SINCERE WISH THAT
THE COMMONWEALTH WILL CONTINUE
TO OFFER STABILITY AND
CONTINUITY FOR FUTURE
AND WE'LL DECIDE THAT ONE DAY,
THE PRINCE OF WALES SHOULD CARRY
ON THE IMPORTANT WORK STARTED BY
MY FATHER IN 1949.
Patricia says THE IMPORTANT THING
TO RECOGNIZE IS ANY DECISION
ABOUT WHO SHOULD OR COULD BE
MADE HEAD OF THE COMMONWEALTH IS
MADE BY THE 53 HEADS THEMSELVES.
AND THEY MAKE TAKE INTO
CONSIDERATION ANY FACTOR THAT
THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE.
JUST 24 HOURS LATER, THE 53
NATIONS MAKE THEIR DECISION.
Theresa says IT WAS VERY CLEAR THAT PEOPLE
WANTED THE PRINCE OF WALES TO...
TO BE THE NEXT HEAD OF THE
COMMONWEALTH, AND THAT WAS A
ONCE AGAIN, A FEELING OF COMING
TOGETHER, THE FAMILY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH, BUT ALSO OF
The Princess Royal says THERE ARE GENERATIONS IN THE
COMMONWEALTH WHO HAVE NEVER
KNOWN ANYBODY ELSE AS THEIR,
KIND OF, HEAD OF STATE.
THAT'S QUITE A REMARKABLE
POSITION TO BE IN.
Later, the Queen greets the Commonwealth leaders at a lavish dinner.
The caption changes to "Nana Dankwqa Akufo-Addo. President of the Republic of Ghana." He is in his late forties, clean-shaven and bald. He wears round glasses, a black tuxedo and a bow tie.
At the dinner party, Nana gives a speech.
He says ONE OF THE
MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THIS
SECOND ELIZABETHAN AGE, WHICH WE
HAVE WITNESSED, HAS BEEN THE
TRANSFORMATION OF THE BRITISH
COMMONWEALTH, LARGELY DUE TO THE
STEWARDSHIP, GUIDANCE, AND
LEADERSHIP OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
SHE'S BEEN THE ROCK THAT HAS
KEPT THIS ORGANIZATION STURDY
AND TRUE TO ITS POSITIVE
AND IN ITS CAPACITY TO BE A
FORCE FOR GOOD IN OUR WORLD.
Old footage shows the Queen in different visits around the world.
Patricia says EVERYBODY WANTED TO SAY THANK
THEY REALLY FELT THE ENORMITY OF
HER SACRIFICE, AND HER
COMMITMENT, AND HER
AND THEY ALSO WANTED TO SAY TO
"THE BATON WILL GO ON.
AND WE WON'T LET YOU DOWN."
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.