These extraordinary pictures are taken from candid home movie footage of the Queen and her husband. It was shot by Patricia Norrie, the wife of then Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Willoughby Norrie.
The Queen Elizabeth as you’ve never seen her
This extraordinary footage and pictures are taken from candid home movie videos – never seen in public before – of the young Queen and her husband off duty at Christmas in 1953.
It was shot by Patricia Norrie, the wife of the then Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Willoughby Norrie, who was hosting the couple on the local leg of a gruelling seven-month Commonwealth tour.
It now features along with footage of the Queen smiling in a fascinating documentary, The Queen Unseen, to be shown tonight on ITV1 at 9pm, marking the monarch’s 95th birthday later this month.
The video also sees the Duke of Edinburgh pulling the Norries’ daughter, ten-year-old Sarah Stephenson, along on the lilo – who narrates what happens in a trailer for the programme.
The trip had proved a gruelling one for the young monarch, who had been crowned earlier in the year, and she and Philip were said to have relished the chance for a little downtime.
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