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“The Queen: A Passion For Horses” To Air On BBC One On 27 May

One of the especially commissioned television shows from the BBC commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation, called “The Queen: A Passion For Horses”, is to air on BBC One and BBC One HD on Monday 27th May.

Claire Balding is to present the intimate show about The Queen's love for horses.

Claire Balding is to present the intimate show about The Queen’s love for horses.

The show, about The Queen’s personal passion for racing and horses will feature interviews with The Princess Royal, Zara Phillips and cousin and childhood friend Margaret Rhodes, coupled with archive footage and photographs.

The BBC say: “With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, we see The Queen as she interacts with her newborn foals – whom she personally names – and inspects her horses in training.

“The film tells the full story of Her Majesty’s own lifelong passion, from receiving her first pony for her fourth birthday, to the present day, when aged 87, she still rides whenever she gets the chance, revealing an intimate, private side that is rarely seen.”

The programme will air at 9pm on BBC One.

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