ITV's Queen Of The World is set to air next month and will offer unprecedented insight into Her Majesty's role as a figure on the global stage, and the baton she is passing to the younger members of the royal family as they continue their passion for the Commonwealth.
Filmed over the span of a year by Oxford Films, the series has been given privileged access to the Queen, her family, staff and residences, as they tell the story of how the Commonwealth has been a central focus and passion throughout her life.
The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly given an interview to the team, as has Prince Harry, who was named by the monarch as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
Harry, and Meghan, will make the young people of the Commonwealth a priority of their public work.
The programmes will also feature never-before-seen footage from the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s private film archives and treasures from the Royal Collection.
Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Factual at ITV, said: ‘The Queen is a unique figure on the world stage, with a huge depth of experience having met more global leaders than any previous British monarch and serving longer than all of them.
‘This film is a rare opportunity to see Her Majesty up close and behind the scenes in this role, which means so much to her and has been so significant for Britain and the Commonwealth.’ Nicolas Kent, Creative Director for Oxford Films and Executive Producer for Queen of the World, added: ‘The Queen is the most well-travelled monarch in history and it’s been fascinating to see how she has passed on her experience to the younger generations of the royal family.
‘With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about to embark on their first Commonwealth Tour to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific exactly sixty-five years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth Tour, this series could not be more timely.’ Harry and Meghan will tour Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October.'