The Diamond Queen -
Written by ACM   
Thursday, 10 May 2012

In the first of this three-part series beginning on Sunday, 13 May at 7.30pm, ABC1, repeated on Mondays at 12.30pm. This  looks at the life and achievements of The Queen, Andrew Marr telling the story of the young girl who never expected to reign over us. Sixty years after she acceded to the throne, he looks at what she actually does for us both at home and abroad.

Andrew Marr observes the day-to-day duties of the Royal Family and hears from the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William), Prince Harry, the Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward), the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) and Princess Eugenie about the remarkable skills The Queen has acquired in 60 years of walkabouts, state visits and receptions. The Queen has a private motto - "I have to be seen to be believed" - this program bears witness to the extraordinary energy that she puts into every engagement, however small, however grand.