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Our review of the C8 documentary Elisabeth II, 70 years of reign, secrets and scandals


CRITICISM – On the occasion of her platinum jubilee, an unpublished documentary, with a tone that is sometimes too people, retraces the career of the queen since her entry into office in 1952. A film broadcast this Wednesday, May 16 at 9:15 p.m. on C8.

Ninety-six years, since April 21, and seventy years of reign.

Sunday, May 15, Elizabeth II showed all her vivacity during the kick-off of the celebrations of her platinum jubilee.

A record longevity for the sovereign who took office in 1952 just after the death of her father, George VI, and crowned on June 2, 1953. For the occasion, C8 deciphers the “queen of queens” in a documentary by Vincent Martin entitled

Élisabeth II, 70 years of reign, secrets and scandals.

A film rich in archive images and interventions by French and British specialists.

From historical elements to small anecdotes about her daily life, many facets of the queen are revealed.

To discover

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Well-regulated and sober life

Elizabeth II appears above all as a woman of protocols.

And beware of those who forget!

Among the French presidents who met her, Jacques Chirac thus regretted, during an official visit to London in 2004, arriving late at Buckingham Palace.

The monarch, in fact, did not wait for him...

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Source: lefigaro

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