For the first time since joining the Royal Family, the Duchess of Cambridge has given her first solo interview for a documentary marking Queen Elizabeth II’s milestone 90th birthday.
Along with Kate, other members of the Royal Family will appear in the ITV programme, set to be aired this spring to mark The Queen’s life and 64 years on the throne.
Broadcaster Tom Brady interviewed the Duchess. He also spoke to Prince William and Kate back in November 2010 on the day their engagement was announced.
The more experienced Duchess, who has recorded video clips for charities on top of the countless royal events home and abroad, will no doubt seem more relaxed in her first solo venture in front of the camera.
The programme, currently using the working title ‘The Queen at Ninety’, also has clips from her son the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William along with many other national and international figures.
Over the last year film crews had extensive access to Her Majesty as she worked alongside other members of the family.
Oxford Film and Television are producing the two-hour documentary. Executive producer, Nick Kent said: “We’ve been fortunate to have the participation of so many members of the Royal Family to mark this historic milestone in the life of the Queen.
“It’s a remarkable story of an extraordinary life which in so many ways reflects the changing face of the nation.”
ITV’s Controller of Factual Jo Clinton-Davis, who co-commissioned the programme, said: “As she reaches her 90th birthday, this film aims to offer a fresh insight into our monarch’s life and work.”
Although The Queen was born April 21 1926, her birthday will be marked on her ‘official birthday’ in June, usually the second Saturday of the month. A weekend of national celebrations will take place, with London as a focal point. Other events are planned for the day she was born.
A special celebration, held at Windsor Castle in May, will see audiences treated to a range of performances including the New Zealand Army Band, the Oman Royal Cavalry, the Canadian Mounties and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.