Behind the Crown: Inside look at Queen Elizabeth's life
UNDATED (WHDH) -- A new documentary is giving us a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.
From her lighter side to her more formal one the filmmakers got unprecedented access to the fiercely private monarch.
The world witnessed the queen's magnificent jubilee year, but has never seen her in her world, quite like this before.
Behind the looking glass so to speak, like a secret door in Buckingham palace, all the preparations, the queen getting ready for a speech...
Feet folded beneath. This is her private retreat in Scotland, Balmoral, where her corgis also get some down time, and some nice beds complete with Plad carpeting and all the stuff of any living room, her shelves full of family photos. There's a pillow embroidered, "it's good to be queen," in a most unusual documentary.
"What’s special about it is that we got a real, I hope, insight into how her life works."
And the queen is clearly in control, whether meeting privately with the prime minster.
From sorting out the details of a state dinner, the queen inspects the table. Microphones hidden in the plants - and something is not quite right, “I just think they're all too close,” she says.
The fruit is too close to the dinner plates and must be moved. And after all the splendor, when the queen glances at her watch it's time for everyone to move along. The party is over.
Something we don't know about the queen - according to the documentary she doesn't say the words hello or goodbye.