“My Mama takes great pride in her family,” Prince Charles says in a video tribute to his mother that will air Friday on the BBC. “The Diamond Jubilee gives us the chance to celebrate with pride all that the Queen means to us, whether as a nation or as one of her children.”
In present-day scenes from the documentary, Charles sits in a darkened room and offers commentary as home movies play on a wall. In one of many touching moments, he laughs at footage shot by the Queen in 1957 that shows Charles and his sister, Anne, buried up to their necks in sand during a family beach outing.
Throughout the documentary, Prince Charles reflects on his mother’s life and legacy. “Just the sheer number of heads of state who are coming to the Jubilee celebrations shows the respect and admiration with which my Mama is held all around the world.”
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