Ten Days That Made the Queen


From the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936 to the death of Princess Dianafrom the Suez crisis of 1956 to the murder of Lord Mountbatten, and concluding with the marriage of Charles and Camilla in 2005, this film analyses 10 defining moments when the Queen’s judgement, beliefs and perhaps even her identity were tested to the limit. Not days of pageantry or stuffy celebration, but events reflecting the complex, demanding politics of monarchy. Featuring archive footage and eyewitness accounts, Ten Days That Made the Queen also includes interviews with Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Lady Pamela Hicks, Sir Roy Strong, Douglas Hurd, Lord Stockton, Jilly Cooper and Andrew Roberts.