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shows, oscars, nothing compares to how exciting this place is, i'm thrilled to be here. tobing >> todd: enjoy it all. martha maccallum, piers morgan and ainsley earhardt kicks off the coverage. platinum jubilee celebration starts now. ♪ >> you are watching fox news special coverage of queen elizabeth's platinum jubilee celebration live outside of buckingham palace. ainsley earhardt here with martha maccallum and piers morgan. we all join over to join you. >> welcome. >> ainsley: take a look back at how we all got here celebrating
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the queen's 70 years of service. ♪ >> elizabeth is now become queen elizabeth ii. >> elizabeth ii marks 70 years as queen. >> this is history in the making. >> it is called the platinum jubilee celebration. >> she's now the longest reigning british monarch and longest serving female of state in history. she entertained 14 british prime ministers, 14 american presidents. >> i raise my glass to you and to mrs. reagan. >> it is extraordinary, after all these years she's continued to uphold finest traditions of the monarchy. >> that's my home -- whether
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long or short, shall be committed to service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. >> the platinum jubilee celebration of queen elizabeth, we all -- beautiful. >> don't you feel it, this british pomp and pageantry. are you feeling it? >> i'm feeling it, everywhere i go. >> london, nothing like it, this is biggest royal event of my lifetime. this queen has been on the throne 13 years longer than i've been alive. i know you are thinking i look quite young. >> she is the only queen you've known, most people say that. >> there won't be another jubilee with this queen, she is
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the only one to get to platinum. >> i wouldn't count her out, her mother lived to be 101. we might have to make a name for the next jubilee. she has been at a couple events lately, we hope we will see her appear on the balcony later today. it is an extraordinarily beautiful day. >> never check the weather forecast for london this time of year. it has been rocky this week. the sun is out, it is going to be a beautiful day. no real wind. the crowds are filling the mall. when she appears, there will be the biggest roar this country has given for any human being. >> what is interesting, her father changed her april. she was born in april, he was in november.
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it was raining often and cold, he changed her birthday to the second saturday? june, this happens to be the first saturday in june. it is not always the second saturday, her second birthday is fluid. it happens to coincide with the troop, the colors, tell us about that. we will see it later on. >> it is called tripping the colors, the british army's chance to show off what they have, they have their own colors, you will have several thousand troops, trooping their color led by the irish guard. they present themselves to the monarch, the first time the queen has not been able to receive, he will receive the -- >> does he know how to do it? >> we'll find out. he's had a lot of practice as number two. we're seeing more of charles
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taking charge of various events. he's had the longest audition in history. when he was born, he would be the next monarch of the country and heading toward 80. the working royals will be allowed on the balcony, normally on tripping the color day, it is full of royals. this time, prince andrew nowhere to be seen, obviously in shamed favor at the moment. no sign of andrew today at all. meghan and harry, they flew in yesterday, on a private plane and they will be in an outhouse out in the back, like an outhouse, watch withing minions. now will meghan markle take this humiliation? on the balcony, it is the working world.
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not netflix or spotify, doing selfless duty to the british public, what you get the palaces for. you will see the queen and charles and camila, edward and kate, sofie, and -- and tim lawrence and some of the kids from the working royals. i like this poll that came out this week, the queen is by far the most popular royal in the country and bottom of the list, the least popular, you will not like this, the american woman. she's the bottom. meghan and harry have plummeted to new lows of popularity, which is interesting how they get received while they are here back in the country. it will be great. when the balcony scene happens and the queen comes out, that woman is 96, 70 years on the throne, inherited the throne when her father died at 26.
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lived through so many moments. a read a piece today, someone in america said what is the point of the queen? what is the point of it? she's is comforter and chief to the nation, when times are tough, out she comes and talks to us and makes us all calm down. she's calm and stoic and dignified. she understands duty. that is what she has given this country for seven decades. she is held in incredible affection here. >> i don't think anyone will recognize the role she plays in the backdrop of their lives. in america, you have a president for eight years. it is aligned in your life, she is aligned with 70 years of background history and the feeling she is there like a parent or grandmother in this country.
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>> there are people who don't think there should be a royal family. 70 or 80% of approval in the country. the economy is driven by the tourism that surrounds the events. they give back to the economy. it is interesting, there are 30 royal families around the world, this is the only one that anyone has familiarity with. they know who queen elizabeth is and it is 1000-year-old dynasty and tradition steeped in this country and had awareness through 14 presidents and prime ministers, as we just heard, there is -- phillip:el love to ask that question. what difference does it make, what does it matter? it's woven into the fabric of so much. >> people say, what is the point of it? she sits with prime ministers, i've spoken to tony blair, brown and margaret thatcher.
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they all said the queen had wisdom of meeting so many world leaders, living through so many crisis, she is now 100 world leaders from mandela to chairman mou, to u.s. presidents, name it, she's met them. she has wisdom and intelligence they found incredibly valuable. every week she sits with the person running the country and says, i remember the crisis, the cuban missile crisis. she will guide them through whatever the event may be. that is incalcuable influence. you don't have that. bush senior perhaps did that with his son when he was president. >> joseph stalin was lead eg of
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russia and harry truman was president of the united states, she has continuity we will never get again. >> she went to meet truman when she became queen at 25, according to her true birthday, she wasn't even supposed to be the queen. she did it for the people and his brother handed over to him, he wanted to marry an american. >> two american woman into our royal family, one lived to abducasion of the throne and the other took -- california. >> she wanted to marry him. she was divorced twice. they wouldn't allow it, it was frowned upon in london, he advocates it goes to george vi
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and when he dies at a young age, 56 years old when he died of lung cancer. he said, elizabeth, i want you to go on this commonwealth tour. he is diagnosed with cancer and doesn't tell elizabeth. she is in kenya and she's notified, her husband was notified, she was resting, and was told she was sleeping that night, her father died and she becomes the queen and the next day, she wakes up, they go to a different part of africa and she is told by her husband and her lady in waiting said she watched out of the window and they were walking back and forth, she's learning the news her father died and she's now the queen. >> by the way, i'm supposed to be the royal expert. how do you know this stuff? >> i had to study. martha knows, she's been following the royal family for a long time.
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>> this sheet of stuff she's been studying. we have soccer, there is a guy known for knowing every stat about football. >> my assistant prepared a lot for me, she gave me notebooks, i've been able to handwrite them on my own, that is how i learn. >> do you wish in your heart, when you came here, do you wish things had been different and george iii would have been better and you would have ended up with king piers? it could have happened. >> we can't say yes to that n. america, a lot of people wonder why all this pomp and circumstance, why does anybody care? i believe in this special relationship and this is our strongest ally and i do think and that was a beautiful recounting of the story of how she unexpected became queen and is the rongest reigning british
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queen. you never know who will end up in that position, things happen in the world. it is remarkable story. what i've loved is history of it, it is extraordinary to learn. we want to bring in alex hogan, get her in on this conversation here, she on on the mall, as piers said, not the mall. she is down the road. alex, good to see you this morning. >> good to see you, martha, ainsley and piers. this platinum jubilee celebration is honoring the queen and her 70 years on the throne. people are lining up and the crowds are getting bigger and bigger. some people came overnight,
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sleeping here to get the best spot. we are hearing people and the crowd cheer when people pass by. they are excited about this big moment yet to come. it is remarkable, looking back on everything the queen has lived through throughout her life and what she's seen during her reign. served alongside 14 prime ministers, met 13 of the last 14 u.s. presidents, also met four popes. cuhear the crowd starting to cheer and scream, a lot are extremely excited. this is a moment they have been waiting for, some traveling from other countries just to see the king, honor her and everything she's lived through. she was 14 years old when she gave her first radio address and 10 years later, she was cornated, the first corronation to take place publicly.
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people are holding up cell phones, trying to get a glimpse of the scene. she will not take part in this parade, she will make her big appearance on the buckingham palace balcony. back to you. >> thank you, alex. >> look at this, amazing, resplindent in the wonderful uniforms. britain is not the biggest country in the world and we've probably had better times as a nation, we do pomp and pageantry better than anyone in the world. magical spectacle. >> it is. this is expensive, costing 800,00 zer pounds, that is 1. -- million dollars. >> is that charles and camila? >> charles, people are walking in. >> all the main players will be arriving, these are the working
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royals we'll see on the balcony later. in the way, this is future of the british monarchy, you have the queen and her heir and eldest son charles and camila, his queen, you have william and kate, there together. the future of the british monarchy in front of the world camera. >> interesting to see camila there. the history around that story. obviously princess diana was mother to prince william and harry. she said there are three of us in this marriage and it is a bit crowded. camila, the queen gave her an enormous moment bye saying you will be the queen consort in due process, obviously satisfying
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for charles who has most of his life been in love with camila. >> camila has been the real love of charles' life. >> the queen wouldn't allow their marriage because she was married at the time herself. >> camila is incredibly loyal to charles, protective of him. she comes from the old school of royals, the queen mother's mantra was always, you want to be a popular royal, then never complain, never explain and rarely be heard speaking in public and just do your duty and the public will love you for it. the queen mother died incredibly popular, the queen is popular, charles and camila will be less popular because of diana is famous and popular.
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camila's popularity -- she's never gone on oprah. there is way to do royal life. camila has it right. i would argue meghan and harry and andrew and others have demonstrated how not to do it and the popularity polling shows impact, choices you make. >> individuals have done a lot of complaining and explaining all over the place. >> they never stop yap ping, tell me a royal interview any of them have done, we want them on obviously, the queen has never given an interview, the queen mother has never given an interview. all the royals have given interviews. diana interview, train wreck, prince andrew about the epistein
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friendship, meghan and harry, charles. no talking too much. the public wants them to be there, figureheads, holding unity together, bringing us together and doing duty up and down the country. this is where meghan got it so wrong. doing duty like little villages up and down the country, meet ordinary people and give a bit back. >> in all the research and watching documentarys and magazines and specials we've been watching over the last few days, i've realized that is what everyone loves about her. she was so committed or is committed to the monarchy, she put the monarch duty above her family, even above her children. she would go on commonwealth tours and leave her children behind. martha, we would not be able to
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do that, she did that for duty. other people were raising her children, how hard as a mother, but she put the country first. she had to go around and meet other leaders of the commonwealth and meet people that loved and respected her. there is a great radio sprue, she was in a park and she was interviewed about that duty. she was only 21 years old, she wasn't the queen yet, but knew she would be. listen to these clips. she was not sure how old she would be, please pray for her, it was a sweet interview. listen to this. >> my corronation, i shall dedicate myself anew to your service. i want to ask you all whatever your religion may be, to pray for me on that day.
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to pray that god may give me wisdom and strength to carry out the solemn promises i shall be making and i may faithfully serve him and you, all the days of my life. >> she never gave up. she was not prepared, no apprenticeship. she didn't have her coronation, which signifies you are the queen. she said we sometimes think the world's problems are so big, we can do little to help on our own, we can not end wars or wipe out injustices, cumulative impact of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we can imagine. she has done that, haven't we? >> by the way, will we not mention her voice? >> so young and sweet.
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>> the old footage, the queen is talking like this. the queen's english, that was the queen's english. she is actually got less posh sounding as she's gotten older. that was the way the royals spoke at that time. >> didn't they make fun of her high-pitched accent? >> yes, and now it is lower. i hear it, it makes me chuckle. >> british -- have made fun of it. >> that is the way the upper class spoke in britain at the time and the queen exemplified that. i was talking to my sons the other day, one -- being crowned monarch of this country with cameras on you at the age of 26. wow, you put it like that, dad, wow.
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that woman has been there since and hardly ever put a foot wrong. that is what is amazing. all the royal scandals, 70 years, i can count on one hand tiny mistakes or errors of judgment, the woman has most incredible record of sound judgment and wise decision-making and prudence in the way she goes about her business. i can't think of any world leader in my lifetime that has commanded such respect. >> and churchill was the prime minister and came back the second time when she was queen. she was queen during margaret thatcher's reign and what a dynamic group of leaders fighting socialis margaret thatcher did a lot to save england from that. >> ask american presidents, the
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british prime ministers, if you ask who is the world leader they most request, i think most of them would include the queen. i know ronald reagan spoke passionately about how wise she seemed when he spoke to her, this wisdom that came just from the experience of being on that throne in that palace presiding over everything. from the days britain was one of the big evaluate and most powerful countries in the world. we are not anymore, but can do this like nobody else. reminder of the best qualities of the country. many feel britain is like america right now, toxic partisanship, people fighting, effects of the pandemic and so on, the queen represents old-fashioned british values and unity for the country. doesn't matter what side your politics are, today, it doesn't
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matter. she is not a political person. you never ever hear the queen express a political thought. she doesn't polarize people, she says, we are great britain and she puts the great into britain. >> she doesn't have to run for offices, i'm sure the presidents and prime ministers are jealous of. >> they are relieved, she would win. >> bring in former secretary to the queen and author, dickie arbitor, who has been around this story for a long time and knows it as well as anybody out there. it is great to have you with us this morning. your thoughts as we watch the guards lineup outside of buckingham palace, good morning. >> good morning. >> tell us what your thoughts are as you watch all of this this morning. >> it's a marvelous day this
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morning, interesting listening to your talk early on, talking about the coronation. i remember that day. it was cloudy and raining and miserable and yet the clouds endured the whole spectacle. today the crowds are here to celebrate the queen's platinum jubilee celebration. they are here because they want to be here. there are skeptics that say it is just a day of, they are here because they want to celebrate the queen's 70th anniversary and congratulate her. they do that by vocally cheering when they see her. >> dickie, i want to hear about her coronat ion. she was wearing a white, simple dress and anointed with oil on the head. is coronated a word? >> it is now. >> it know it was televised.
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millions of people watched. 27 million people watched on tv and 11 million listened on the radio, what was that day like for you? >> it was tremendous. i watch it on television, family made a decision we were not going to go on the ground in the mall to watch the procession because the weather was awful. we watch on television, the screen, gosh, about 14 inches in diameter, very tiny, black and white, grainy issue god help anybody that left the room and light came in, you wouldn't be able to see the picture. there was idea of placing magnifying glass on the screen. it made things bigger, but it distorted things. we watched history unfoeldz. the prime minister and government was against it, against televising it. the queen and prince philip won
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through and 27 million people watched it. today you're talking about a billion people, but 27 million on television was a lot. it was quite an experience to watch the queen being anointd and watch the queen take an oath allegiance. swearing allegiance to god was very important to her. you ran a clip of the speech she made when she said she dedicated herself all the days of her life. she made that until 6th of february this year when she made a statement about 70 years ago and ended the statement i swear, which means she dedicated herself 70 years until she draws last breath.
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>> piers here. great man, dickie arbiter. you were press secretary for the queen for over a decade. what don't we know about the queen? we know what we see in public and i've met her a couple times and had short interaction with her. you spent so many hours, days, months, years in her company, what is it about the queen that makes her such a special woman? >> i suppose her dedication to duty, her dedication to the united kingdom, to the commonwealth. she's a rallying point when things go well, rallying person when things go bad. i'm reminded of 2020. paraphrasing, she said, we will see our friends and family again, we will meet again. people were scared being locked
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down and didn't know anything about coronavirus, the queen coming up with something like that meant a lot to the people. we saw her at philip's funeral in the chapel. she was obeying the government's rules, social distancing, 30 people allowed at the funeral, she leads by example. example of her sparkling sense of humor. couple of years ago, last reception at buckingham palace that the queen attended. i used to wear whacky ties and i wear them at buckingham palace and people asked me, did the queen like them? like them? no. tolerate, yes. i spoke to her, she likes to keep up. i took my leave, she looked at me and her eyes were sparkling. she said, i still see you wearing those dreadful ties, that is the person she is, has a
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sense of humor, doesn't mind saying what she does say. she knew i offended her with whacky ties and now she's getting her own back. >> dickie, i once stood with her at windsor castle and i decided to be presumptuous. i said do you like the garden parties you have to attend? >> how would you like 12,000 complete strangers trampling on your lawn? we started laughing and she started laughing. she has a great sense of humor. >> piers, you hit the nail on the head, she's that type of person. she likes straight conversation. she likes to be spoken to as you
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and i are speaking now. another example, i joined buckingham palace in neeng 1998. i was invited to a dine and sleep for 24 hours, i was there for 48 hours. when i arrived, it was raining cats and dogs, i was greeted by the footman. can you be down in half an hour, we're going on a picnic with her majesty, you're going to a log cabin. i kicked my heels this 5'4" figure whipped past me and i got in the land rover. she drove me about three or four miles to the log cabin. she had a lead weight in her foot, we were going a bit fast. it normally takes 15 minutes, she did it in about 10. we arrived at the log cabin, i
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was left with philip. we were on a high hill overlooked and the queen called us in. queen, prince philip, lady waiting and myself. we ate off china and silver cutlery. her meals are timed to 45 minutes. clear out. i'm the junior flunky, i will start washing up. i heard something behind me, lady in waiting coming to give me a hand and i said without turning around, i will watch you dry. this familiar voice said, no, i will watch you dry. i did it without rubber gloves, i should add. >> i love that story. >> that is the queen, that common touch. >> i would not expect that. so many helping in the kitchen,
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but she wanted to do the cleaning. >> dickie, you are one of the few who have stories like that, happy to have you with us this morning. obviously, what are your thoughts as you wait for this moment later this afternoon when she walks on the balcony? it's really, there is a lot of bittersweet emotion in all of this today. >> dickie is frozen. our thanks to dick and he we hope to see more of him later. you have been watching the images alongside. we saw irish guard, first battalion of the irish guard. they are the guards in the lead today, it rotates between
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different regiments. stunning teams. >> lovely mall, not the shopping mall, the mall. this is a mall. >> this is the birthday parade, trooping the color, not of the color. >> correct, no of. >> this is military ceremony performed by the british army, tradition since the 17th century. the monarchy approving the soldiers, correct? gives them their blessing, follows them, looks at them, makes sure the uniforms are in place. >> and they will be immaculate, perfectly shined boots and medals, uniforms completely crisp, everything will be perfect for the inspectium in front of the monarch or as it is today, prince charles. the level of training is just almost unparallel.
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these are the elite of the british army being presented to the most elite in the country, the royal family. they take this very seriously, a lot of soldiers are peep stationed at buckingham palace and their job is to protect the monarch and they have had to get involved. the royal family are terror targets like all public figures, they have lunatics trying to get into the palace. these are not ceremonial troops, they are highly trained soldiers, if they have to go into battle to save members of the royal family, that is what they will do. >> i imagine you would have to be the best of the best to guard the palace? >> we know from pictures taken of them, they are always famously unsmiling. they are very highly trained soldiers. >> then later today. they will walk out on the
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balcony 1:06 p.m., very precise. her majesty joined by other members of the royal family at buckingham palace. we will watch the fly pass by the royal air force, which is a beautiful event. we have them at football games and you have them here at trooping the color and a 41-gun salute fired in green park to mark the occasion. where is green park? are you familiar with that on the other side? >> that way. over there. yeah. you have the big parks, high park, green park, the gardens up there and trooping the color occurs on the back there. >> we will have video of it, you can see the recovery they are preparing to go round. they will join it, as well. agreement moment of pageantry coincides with the queen's birthday.
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ki feel the excitement building. you said bittersweet, very good phrase what we're seeing today. i was at the silver jubilee, diamond jubilee, gold jubilee and now platinum, we've never had one of these, we all know realistically there will not be another jubilee, this is the last chance we get to pay tribute. she has lived to 96, longest reigning monarch in my view, in my view, the longest monarch we've ever had. it is bittersweet, we know this will be the last chance we get at jubilee to pay proper tribute. >> how is she dealing with the death of her husband philip at 99. she said that mischievous twinkle was at bright at the end as when i first met him. she loved him. >> there was a clip of philip
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rowing her in a lake, it was extremely moving. she was looking back over this home footage and it tugged at the heart strings. he was the rock and he gave up outstanding military career to be her behind the scenes rock. he was -- excuse me. >> taking allergy medicine. >> all suffering from allergy issues. we was completely uncompromising, i met him once when he realized i was editor of the newspaper at the time. he took his hand away and looked back at me and said, my god, you can't -- he had no time for newspaper or media, his job was to protect his queen. they had a magnificent marriage
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and i think his death hit her very hard and i think that as dickie arbiter said, watching the queen in that mask on her own at his funeral was poignant and sad, even that moment after seven decades of marriage, she had to mourn him on her own, it was heartbreaking. i think it did break her heart, watching her without him is taking a lot to get used to. my entire life he's been there as this rock. >> her family, her father king george vi referred to them as four, she was only one left of us four and that wonderful family that bbc documentary, you see a lot of insight into what they were like as a family and then to lose philip, it was poignant to see her alone in the chapel, not able to be
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surrounded by friends and family. >> there is a great story about philip, he went to the white house in the reagan era, the queen and philip went there. they had a lavish dinner and the whole party moved to have a post dinner drink and philip went the other way, marched down another corridor and found himself in a room on his own. there were two african american butlers that were serving and one of them came up to philip and said, can i get you a drink, sir? the rest of the party -- i know, i want a bit of quiet time. can i get you a drink? only if you drink it with me. this young butler went off, came back, tried to argue, philip said, i will have one if you have one with me. he sat with this young african american butler, new to the job apparently, they just sat. the guy told the story, they sat for 15 minutes having a drink at
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the white house. people accuse of royal family of being racist, being posh version of we supremacists, i'm mindful of that story, they were the complete opposite. they went around the world spreading a message of unity and racial tolerance and they were decents, good people. philip was a good man and i think the queen misses him terribly. >> she called him her strength and her stay. someone said that is what she's been for this country, their strength and their stay throughout all of the years. we'd like to bring in the british biographer and journalist and playwrite. what goes through your mind on this day, sir?
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>> it's so nice to see everybody in a good mood and not very common these days, troubled times. everyone is smiling. what a great sight. >> yeah. >> you have written books about some of the most iconic people in the world, beatles, rolling stone. where does the queen rank in the pan theon of public figures of any kind? >> in the stratosphere, the royals seemed to be less glamorous than in the -- that corrected itself. her sister princess margaret, who married a photographer and made the royal family trendy again. the queen, too, the queen was there meeting the beatles and in the end, pop music penetrated
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buckingham palace. took a while, but it did get there. >> yes. philip, will you share stories of the queen, things you have learned over the years about her? >> yes, my grandmother explained to me how every generation, there was a happy royal family and a miserable and a happy and like that alternating and the queen's parents didn't expect to be the king and queen themselves, gave her a very happy childhood, they were allowed to do that. the home videos were shown, this very solemn, haunted man, george vi, being happy and sweet and riding on her tricycle and that sort of thing in the garden. she did have this happy childhood. you see her in the movies
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laughing and dancing around and i'm sure that is still inside her, as well. >> philip, we just saw camilla and catherine -- >> i think it was kate. >> the most senior members of the family. >> you can hear the roars go up. camilla getting a big ovation, her popularity has been steadily rising in the last 20 years. >> why wouldn't charles or -- >> they are waiting to inspect the colours and do work. they look lovely. >> take a moment to listen to the sounds and look at some of
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the sights.
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>> this crowd, a lot lined up overnight to watch this moment and -- >> some have been there two nights. my mother camped on the mall for diana and fergie's wedding. she camped overnight. people do that, shows how keen they were to be part of history. when you watch, a day like this, the sun glistening, the brigaders, the royals, when they get it right, they're the biggest stars in the world. you can be a pop star, movie star, no comparison in terms of global stardom when the royals
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turn it on like us. >> i imagine the queen is behind us watching us. >> probably watching fox, she heard i was doing this and had fox installed. good morning your majesty. she will be watching with great pride. >> i believe she will be on a carriage. she used to ride in on a horse for trooping of the colours. >> i don't think we'll see her in the carriage. >> charles will be on his horse, i imagine, greeting -- >> charles and william on the left and princess anne on the right. they are the leaders of the parade. there is prince william. obviously the wives come in on their own, the future queen.
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>> there is a famous gold carriage, one of the ovaledest carriages in history, 300 years old. i think the only sighting we'll have is on the balcony, they are being protective of the queen because she's having trouble getting around these days. it is carriage is not the most comfortable to be in or get in and out of. we'll see her on the balcony. >> i believe the gold carriage will make an appearance on saturday. it hasn't been out in many years. they will have a rotating video inside the carriage showing scenes from her coronation. >> you are looking at the outside, it will be like seeing images of her live, almost like she's inside the carriage. what you are watching now with trooping the coloushg r, military presents to the queen
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n. this case to prince charles. that individual will inspect the troops and the commanding officer of the military will wish usually the queen a happy birthday and ask permission to march off. you have soldiers in uniform, they wear the ceremonial uniform, they wear bearskin hats. there are hundreds of army musicians and 240 horses being used. we'll see the balcony scene and the schedule tomorrow is birthday parade and the lighting of the beacons and that will happen at 9:00 at night. beacons are beautiful all over the world, all commonwealths will have a beacon in various communities and charities around the world and everyone will light them and the beacon is a big, tall tree of trees, it is one large tree made of little trees, 21 meters high, constructed of 350 smaller
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trees, the last beacon that will be lit and usually someone in the royal family lights it. >> on friday they have the service of thanksgiving, which is tomorrow. >> that might be the most fascinating people watching, that is where the senior roy royals will gather closely together in the cathedral, it can get a bit tense in there. last time they were all together, it was tense. >> and look at catherine. >> that is a beautiful outfit. >> beautiful in everything. >> yeah, she has really stepped up to the plate in that role. >> and i think camilla looks great. charlotte and george -- >> is louis. >> you have charles and william and his three kids in order of age and then you have prince
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harry. >> so cute leaning around. you have to wonder what is going through the children's mind. >> i would love to be a lip reader. >> i think about that all the time. you're right. saturday night, huge concert, platinum party at the palace. a lot of famous faces will be there, musical performances, alecia keys, duran-duran, andre bocelli, adam lambert, julie andrews, ed sheeran and diane ross will be performing for the first uk live show in 15 years. >> what a lineup. >> it is striking watching the family come in and not see harry, this is the first time
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we've watched something of this level when harry is not there. i can only imagine what goes through his mind as he sits in the outhouse. is this worth it? >> i am sure they feel very sad. when you got married, the whole country came out like this and were celebratory to both of them. great feeling of change in this country that we had somebody from a biracial background coming into almost exclusively white world family. everyone celebrated that, liked it, wanted it to happen. meghan and harry could have conquered the world, if they had wanted to. it is incredibly sad. harry has come back now, his popularity used to be unbelievably high and now it is unbelievably low. i don't find any pleasure in
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that, it is unfortunate, it is direct consequence of the way they conducted themselves since quitting the world family, going to britain and trashing the royals and the monarchy and thereby, the queen, as well. boris johnson. >> people feel trashing the royals like they did and keeping their titles and using them to exploit hundreds of millions of dollars to companies like netflix and spotify, taudry stuff and wanting to have your royal cake and eat it. first time we've seen them back here in any public capacity, they are not here as working royals. if you do your duty, you get on the balcony and if you don't, you won't be a top royal. >> think of diana and what it would feel like to see only
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william is out there this morning, based on the choices harry has made, as you rightly point out. piers. i remember a few years ago, meghan and harry coming in the carriage, queen elizabeth in the carriage. this is a void, very different situation based on all of that. we want to bring in next guest joining from true royalty tv, executive producer correen barefield. depend to have you. your thoughts as we watch? >> hello there. thanks so much for having me. >> how excited are you right now? >> oh, honestly, so exciting coming up on the train this morning, such a different pomp in the air. i get on the train every morning, today there was something different about it. everyone was talking to everyone, it was such a lovely
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atmosphere. to see all this, this is my favorite bit, pageantry, the stuff we do so well, it is so exciting. >> you know what, britain, as we know, has been through a hell of a few years especially with pandemic, economics, polarizing politics. i've been out and about the last few days, there is a sense of unity. putting lockdowns and politics to the side and coming together in a way i have not seen in a long time and there is a feel of positivity and unity again and pride in our country. sometimes you forget. we are a great country. called great britain for a reason and one thing we do greater than anybody else is this kind of thing. >> it is not called good britain
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and you are not called great america, you are just called america. you are called the united states of america, sometimes in britain, we become disunited. it is great opportunity to remind ourselves of what our country is about. >> you are the united kingdom and she said she would never get political, she wanted to remain united. what stands out, she's seen divorces, loss, abducation and 70 years of reign, she said change is a constants, managing it has been an expanding discipline, the way we embrace it defines our future. >> yeah. >> i'm in a lucky position because i get to see, you know, we have so many documentaries
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and i'm constantly reminded of everything she has done throughout the 70-year reign and i get to see some amazing footage. it's just sometimes looking back and kind of write in the scripts and different things we do you really remember what a great leader she has been for us. and i think, you know, hearing from all the that jessie thank u for what you have given us the last 70 years. >> martha: you talk about that unifying feeling. and it reminds me of the way the royal family brought everyone together here during the blitz during world war ii. one of the things that i think is so poignant about this moment for the queen is she is the last link to that time, to that era. her father, king george, and her mother, obviously going down to, you know, some of the areas where people were in the bomb shelters. she is the last link to that isn't she?
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>> >> she is. i have heard from my sources that she can't be out with the people and she loves being with the people. i think we are going to see as much as we can of her this four days. she may be a little sad that she isn't riding alongside her family in the colors today. she does love being with the people. that has gone back to her mother. so, yes, definitely. >> piers: yeah, we are not going to see much of her. she is not going, for example, to the darby on saturday which she always loves. the biggest horse race of the year because she just can't get around like she did before. >> yeah, yeah. >> piers: actually, i have got to say, i was told just before you answer, i was told about a month ago that there were genuine concerns that she may not even be well enough to go through with the jubilee at all.
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thank. if we see her on the balcony. that's the moment for the world to look down to say thank you. we are not going to see the queen doing very much at all in the next four days because she is pretty immobile. she is 96. she wants to make sure she can make some of it. >> yeah. i think we have been extremely lucky really in the last week, week and a half. we have seen more of her than we thought we would have. the chelsea flower show the queen elizabeth line and they were really special moments for us and gave us a -- she probably would be making appearances that we are going to get these four days. >> ainsley: she was smiling and so happy at the horse show. i know elizabeth line is named after her and she did make that appearance. what do you think will happen when she is face-to-face with meghan markle and with harry? i know she is going to meet her great granddaughter for the very first time? her great granddaughter's birthday is on the 4th and going
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to meet her instead of going to the derby. she is going to meet lily beth who is actually named after her. >> piers: that is a nickname prince william gave to the queen. there was a sense of outrage that meghan markle had usurped this name nickname for the queen and given it to her daughter. very interesting, that conversation. >> yeah. i would love to be a fly in the water during that conversation. over the name. personally, i think she is going to be really excited. >> piers: breaking news, we have balcony sightings. >> ainsley: the children. >> the ones on the right they must be edward's kids, i think? they look the same to me. >> martha: too little. you have this moment prince
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charles in the front princess royal. coming alongside there. this is the moment when they will walk out and greet the court guard. the guards of the queen. so we are getting, as we said a little excitement here and a a bit of movement on that balcony as we start to see some of them get ready to walk out. >> those are the grandchildren. >> piers: we will have charles and camilla obviously the next queen and queen. william and kate following them on charles' passing. prince edward the youngest of the queen's son wife sophie. and their children. then princess anne who is the second child, the only daughter of the queen. she will be with her husband vice admiral, a fine man. two dukes. the duke and duchess of glouster prince richard and brigitte. and princess alexandra. so, they have all got various title,s prince, duke, whatever.
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the bottom line with the duke they all look george the fifth. but they're the ones who are what the queen has decided on the working royals. it's a really significant move. i want to say one thing about andrew's children beatrice and ujaney who i know very well. delightful young ladies who, through no fault of their own, have now been expunged from the balcony. >> ainsley: because their father was excluded. >> piers: father caught up in sex scandal where he obviously two months ago paid a young woman who had accused him of sexual assault millions of dollars to settle a case without any admission of liability. certainly over here, there has been a massive sense of well he said he was going to clear his name and then he paid this woman to go away. no smoke where that fire is thought. serious questions about his relationship with billionaire
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pedophile jeffrey epstein. >> martha: want to listen for just a moment. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ainsley: you are watching the trooping the colors. it appears that the balcony scene will be very shortly where we will see the royal family out on the balcony which is a tradition. >> martha: see kate in the window there. prince charles up front and william behind him to the right. princess anne the princess royal
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the queen's only daughter. they are the three in the lead. >> piers: your ability to recognize my royals is extremely impressive. i can't tell who they are. >> martha: a beautiful moment. prince george off to the left watching with his head in his hand kind of taking it all in. and we was charlotte a couple of minutes ago. >> piers: we are looking at this going there is charles future king. there is william future quick and there is dad and there is granddad. and great granny is about to come out. the whole world is going to go nuts. real people in a real family. so, when those kids are out on that ban cone. documentary with the queen talking about looking out on the balcony when she was a young child some of the big events. and now she is the focal point of the attention. imagine, we are looking at them.
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but they are looking out on hundreds of thousands of people. and there is a billion viewers around the world looking at this. this must be a weird thick, right? >> ainsley: a little strange not to see flip up there with her the love of her life. she was 8 years old when she met him at a family wedding. they come from a long line of monarchy. princess of greece philip's cousin marrying prince george of denmark. went to the wedding. she sees him. he was very handsome. she was only 8 years old. probably didn't think anything of it five years later when she was 13 and he was 18 she saw him again at the royal college. the girls we are going to take a tour of the college, the school. and we want you to stay with your relative and it happened to end up being her husband all these years later. she was so young. she was 13, but she said he was so handsomenned he was so fun. he would jump the tennis net and
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have lunch and have tea the next day. she said she fell in love then. 9 years later when she was 21 she became engaged. her parents announced it the next day to the country. that was july and in november they were married at westminster abby, he had to become a british citizen. he had to renounce his greek title. he converted to the anglican church. she was 21 and he was 25. was that talked about. i was watching one of the movies and i'm not sure that was accurate. did he not want to bow down her at coronation. i at this point in time televised. she said i will televise it but you have to bow to me. that must be hard. for the rest of their lives, he had to walk two steps behind his wife. >> piers: yeah, the other thing verified he was on a real fast track to be incredibly successful himself in the military. and he gave all that up to be that person two steps behind. and that's in an era when men
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didn't really do that kind of thing for their wives. this was a long time ago. that would be something that a lot of people might consider and wouldn't seem unusual. back then really unusual to give up a glittering military career to play second fiddle, he understood, like the queen, when she took the throne, that she had a sense of duty to do that. and philip had a sense of duty to his queen. so it wasn't just his wife, it was his queen, too. and he, of course, when he was in the military he took an oath to the queen. so it was a strange dynamic, but it was one -- you watched the crown he looked permanently annoyed about it i don't think he was necessarily. i think he was a mixture of slight frustration that he couldn't fill his military ambition. but he did get-go around the world with the most famous woman on the planet.
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that was a common thread. he was pretty. so was the queen in the early days. i don't know if i'm allowed to save that. british subject. one of the things she was very good looking young woman. her and margaret -- >> ainsley: so polished. such a lady. i remember my mother when that she was growing up. my limb, my leash, i give you everything in service to the queen. he was extraordinary. the support that he gave her as well throughout her life and obviously a number of family members that are missing today.
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andrew also and a couple brothers missing. >> >> piers: somebody a lot of the royals would go to philip for advice. diana, if you believe what's in the crown, then you get a rather -- impression. i was told by strongly that philip actually told me once when i had lunch with him atkinsington palace that philip had been great to her public stuff younger royals involved with a bit distasteful. he had a big heart and he understood when you marry into the royal family, diana, fergie and even meghan markle and others it's not easy. you are marrying into the most
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microscoped family in the world globe. philip understood the particular pressure that comes with that. fall in love with a handsome prince and you think that's it. my life is made now you realize you are public property for the rest of your life. i remember diana telling me she could never stop being princess diana i could go live in igloo in the middle of the antarctic and people would knock on the door and say my princess diana. i remember listening to that thinking that's quite profound actually. that's right. she was the most famous woman in the world. of the royals are the most famous people in the world. very hard to marry into it philip understood that. he understood it with his wife, inheriting it, and he stoord the outlaws as we used to call them marrying into the family how difficult it was for them, too. >> ainsley: i think the death of princess diana -- >> martha: overseeing all of this. and the family like every family has a lot of ups and downs,
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dysfunction. >> piers: can you imagine your family -- not to talk about your families, all our dirty laundry in the family amplified. >> ainsley: 1992 it horrible year. elizabeth gave a speech at the mansion house in london and she referred to it as that. her daughter anne was separated and divorced and remarried in that year. fergie and andrew were going through what they were going through with their marriage breaking apart. princess diana and charles. fire at castle. light turned on next to the drape. the fire raging throughout all the state departments. the prime minister asked the country to pay for it and the courts said no. so i'm reading she had to pay taxes? does that mean she had to pay for if or she had to start paying taxes? did the royal family not pay taxes up until this point. >> piers: historically don't pay taxes. basically paying it to themselves. she did end up paying cash for
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it what was the real of your reign. she might say that the last years would be right up there losing philip, the andrew scandal, the meghan and harry antics. but it all together and pandemic which has ripped her people to pieces. >> ainsley: what about 2002 when she lost her sister and she lost her mother within about a month of each other. one died in february and one died in march. >> piers: the year diana died was enormous for this country. that was a year when i feared we might witness the beginning of the end of the monarchy. >> ainsley: she feared there might be a revolution. >> piers: when it happened the public, running of the big newspapers at the time. the public mood got angry quickly. they didn't fly the buckingham palace flag half mass it wasn't tradition. only happens for the queen. there was building theory about things like that the streets were full of people sobbing and angry and it was really a feeling of almost revolution in
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the air. and all the papers on the same day came out with talk to us; she hadn't come out. she felt her first duty rightly enemy ways was to william and harry as their grandmother to make sure they were okay and, of course, they had suffered a massive, terrible, shocking bereavement in the family. this beautiful woman who had suddenly been nanny a car crash. she did then come back and she addressed the people not with the full regalia, not with the crown. she said i speak to you as a grandmother and it was one of the most powerful and important speeches of her life because, as so often with the queen, she doesn't very often. when she does speak every word had resonance. she managed to diffuse all that. she refused the anger. she reminded people our family has suffered a huge loss here. i'm going to try to come to terms with it i understand you are all feeling it, too. it was a really great speech. she turned it around. that was one of the very few
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missteps she ever made in her reign which i was talking about earlier. she left a few days to do it. when she did it, she did it imagine any if i sent. >> martha: also in those days, right? they were divorced. just in terms of royal protocol and the way things work, you wouldn't necessarily change the flag on the top of buckingham palace. >> piers: sometimes you have to throw protocol out. >> martha: that's what she realized. >> piers: that was one of mows moments stuff the protocol we have to do the right thing is which is what the people want us to do. she has always been mindful, they are only there at the behest of the people. the people decide we don't want a monarchy anymore. monarchy all over europe have disappeared the people have decided they don't want one anymore. >> martha: taken a lot of british flags down around the world in recent years. >> piers: that's what the likes of meghan and harry haven't understood. it's what they have given the people. it's not about them and how they can enrich themselves.
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>> ainsley: it's about tradition. >> piers: and country and service and duty. that's really what it is about. forget that it's the beginning of the end. >> ainsley: take a listen for just a moment. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> ainsley: beautiful images. we are at buckingham palace, this is the trooping the colours ceremony. the very initial stage in the platinum jubilee. the queen has made it to 70 years. she is the first monarch to ever do that in the history of the monarchs here in the u.k. >> piers: it's an amazing moment. a tuning in for many around the world. no one does this quite like the brits. and the brits have never done it for anyone quite like queen elizabeth ii. not only the oldest hun narcotic old monarch.longest serving monn planet earth. she is a very special lady. final chance unlikely unlikely
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to be another jubilee. only one of two british monarchs both queens to do 60 years. she is the first one to ever go platinum. so, in a few -- she was a musician. she is the first one to get a platinum record. [laughter] >> martha: she has gone laughing. >> piers: she was laughing about it in a documentary she came out, we are not as young. we didn't think about a platinum jubilee. no one lived that long. >> ainsley: they had to invent it. no one believed we could live to the platinum level. >> martha: boris johnson and his wife watching all of this. the prime minister has been in a bit of hot water over covid rules. >> piers: not unlike boris johnson. >> martha: she has served alongside 14 prime ministers throughout the reign. she charted with winston churchill on second round as prime minister. and extraordinary, extraordinary run of history. harry truman was president when
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queen elizabeth was coronated in 1952. and as you say, she is now the longest serving british hun narcotic, queen victoria ruled for 63 years. and she surpassed that. >> ainsley: i loved her story i recently watched that movie. she wore black for the rest of her life, didn't she? he was stung by a bumble bee and wasn't able to breathe had an allergic reaction. had such a wonderful relationship. >> martha: beautiful memorial to albert that she built in kensington garden. >> 14 american presidents. the president she never met was lyndon johnson. i'm not quite sure why. maybe someone watching who knows may we can find out. 14 presidents in her era. she never met only one of them. i think they spoke on the phone but never met. >> ainsley: let's bring in shannon, a royal family expert and former head of politics and
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communications at british consulate general of new england. good morning to you. >> hi, how are you? >> ainsley: we're doing well. so, when we were talking about the personality of the queen, everyone that we have talked to or met talks about her love for animals. i know that she received a pony when she was 4 years old. every morning she would get biscuits brought to her room and she feeds her dog. one time she had seven corgis at once. now she has two. she feeds them all herself i'm being told. what stands out about the queen for you? >> oh, i mean, the queen is just-what can you even say about her? you know, she is stoic and elegant and she has this mystic around her. the thing that really speaks to her and you have been speaking about it early this morning is her duty and her love of service. it's really quite remarkable and what a long way that goes with
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the crowds this morning lining up to show her that same love back. >> piers: shannon, there is a big question mark, isn't there, about what will happen after this queen and when the sad day comes that she-we lose her as a country. but i think more notably, not just for this country where prince charles become king the commonwealth and the global stage, i think it's going to be quite a moment of reckoning for the royal family and the monarchy. >> i think that's right, pierce. piers, we need to be honest with ourselves the queen is in the mid 90's and lost her spouse of over 70 years. the platinum jubilee is the longest reigning monarch as you just said on earth. probably the last jubilee we are going to get in many ways this is a transition jubilee. we can see that quite clearly in how they have positioned charles and indeed william as well to sort of get used to that image
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of sort of the forward look and the queen herself said that last night in her statement this is sort of a forward looking time for us all. >> martha: she said people should be confident going forward and enthusiastic. she wanted everyone to build happy memories over the course of the next several days, a very positive, uplifting message from her in the wake of a couple of very difficult years in this country. you know, but, when you talk about the realm and the commonwealth, right? we saw that trip that kate and william took to the caribbean. we saw jamaica saying that they are on their way to becoming a republic. we have seen a lot of british flags come down in a lot of the commonwealths. what are your thoughts on that, shannon? >> look, i think there were definitely errors made in the trip to the caribbean. what is the alternative for them to not visit a country where the queen is the head of state to me that would be a bigger snub.
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the handled it well of course there will be countries that want to go their own way and we are supportive. history schemes us together. i think that you are right though, you know, the queen has been the glue that binds it will be interesting to see where the chips fall in the future. >> piers: there is a real concern, i know, amongst the royals. the monarchy may -- pass many countries are looking for independence. the scale of monarchy may be diminished. compared to popularity models for the monarchy. young people in britain are also slightly less into the royals and the monarchy than they were 10 years ago at the diamond jubilee. there are going to be real
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question marks all the royals after the queen is no longer the monarchy. >> well, the diamond jubilee was also a realtime for nation branding in general. you had william and kate's wedding. you had the diamond jubilee and london olympics. really quite a time. britain was really sort at the forefront of everyone's mind. [siren] >> i do think there is a little bit of a popularity when charles becomes king but he also has, you know, 70 years of duty and he has his own personality which i think we will get to see more and more. the love for the cambridges, though, i think will remain quite high. she has trained them well. >> piers: they have all been trained well, if you think about it charles has been trained for nearly 75 years to be the king. so william is learning from his father as well and from his grandmother. they do believe in the natural law of succession.
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this idea the queen may abdicate, that's not going to happen because they always believe if they do things like abdicate, -- next week prince charles in a car crash god forbid constitutional crisis. they believe in the natural order a monarch takes over when one passes or when you have abdication as with edward. it's going to be testing time. i do think charles gets a bit of a bad wrap. i think he will be a good king for this country. i think he cares about britain. he cares about the people. he cares about the commonwealth. he is intelligent man. >> ainsley: he is prepared. >> piers: a great woman in camilla. as i was saying earlier her popularity has been rising, too. people see she just doesn't give into doesn't complain. doesn't go on oprah winfrey whining and sobbing about highly privileged, incredibly royal.
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and she does things the right way and the british public like it. >> the pique people that you speak to that work with the palace and the family they all say that camilla is their favorite. having been outside of the palace some years of her life. she has a since of reality and sort of what it is like to not be a member of the family and much history within the royal family. she is a consort. his his every time i see her she says to me how is my rino. why is she talking about ryan ra >> i only the only piece of private art and i have it hanging on my wall. she knows. this every time she sees me she says how is my rino. always proud to remark --
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>> martha: has a place of honor in your. >> piers: actually a very good work of art. >> ainsley: that's a great story. who gets that one day? >> piers: i'm going to get a copy of the rino and show it to the viewers. it's a rarity. >> ainsley: tell them what a rino is in america republican in name only. >> not one of those rino. rhinosaurus; prestige just flag we have in this country. >> ainsley: you were telling us earlier you have to watch the cbc special i believe it aired in the u.k. last week. it was so amazing. the never before seen family footage of elizabeth growing up.
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video with her grandfather. video with her parents playing in the backyard. you were saying earlier barbecuing like we all do. beautifully done. i loved some of the stories they talked about when elizabeth was 10 or 11 years old at her father's coronation. she was sitting with her mom in the church. and she said it went on and on and her dad said i want you to write down memories from my coronation. she said i'm so glad that i have these memories now. we crouched down in the window looking out to see the crowds and it was a cold, misty morning. we didn't eat very much because we were so nervous but also so excited. and she said when they went into the church and they're singing god save the king which now they say god save the queen. god save the king. at the end of the service it was rather boring and all prayers. she said granny and i were looking to see how many more pages until the end. at the bottom of the age it said finish. we both smiled to one another and turned back to the service.
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just like all. how many more pieces of this do we have? >> ainsley: as a child we expect that even her grandmother was thinking when will this be over? >> martha: there is great picture of king george the sixth and elizabeth going over the red boxes, which are the papers that the queen has delivered that she has to go through and prepare for her weekly meetings with the prime minister. >> piers: she still does at 96. she still sees the prime minister every week at 96. >> ainsley: red box we saw on the. >> >> martha: great moment when he says flip it over because the things they don't want you to see are on the bottom. start with those. ains her schedule is at 7:30 in the morning the lady, her dresser, her official dresser walks into her room, wakes her up, brings biscuits for the dog. feeds the dog the biscuits and
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she has a little coffee or tea herself and then she gets dressed and stays in her room for a little while. her secretary comes in and reads her the news or gives her the newspapers. she listens to the radio. then her day begins. i'm told that she has meetings every 20 to 30 minutes with different individuals. and that has every single day during the workweek. >> she is incredibly hardworking monarch even into her mid 90's with the health issues she has h that's why she commands such respect from the british people. we know she puts a shift in. that's why we have less respect, according to all the polls for those royals who think they can have all the benefits of being a royal, all the trappings of being a royal without actually doing the hard duty which royals like the queen do. edward and sophie are very good, i think, they are very hard-working. william and kate are very hard-working. it's tough being a royal.
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they do 300, 400, 500 engagements a year. not all like this. some are very mundane relatively boring engagements. they do it because they believe that's what the job entails. >> ainsley: you have to do that forever. you can't ever walk away from it. >> piers: bit of intel for you queen has her breakfast. do you have tupperware pots. >> ainsley: not china? >> piers: tupperware. that's how thrifty she is. apparently, one of her favorite things is having beans on toast while she watches tv at night. she doesn't live -- >> ainsley: she was washing her china and one of our guests said she said i will wash and you dry. >> martha: they went on a picnic and we were talking to dickey arbiter. i know we have people just tuning in for the first time
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this morning but we had a great talk with him earlier and talking about a picnic lunch they h he went off because he said he was the lowest ranking person. just philip, elizabeth and a lady in waiting to the queen. he went in to wash the dishes. and he heard footsteps behind him and it was the queen. he said i will wash and you dry. she said no, i will wash and you dry. >> ainsley: turned around shocked because it was the queen. >> one of the queen's closest friends and i think has kind of stepped into such a deep friendship with her. she has been her dresser for decades. and very close to the queen. probably one of her closest confidantes who is with her as ainsley took us through the queen's day. she would be the person who would be one of those first to greet her in the morning and she is now basically moved in to the palace and watches over the queen. pierce pillars very important woman in the queen's life. incredibly loyal as well. >> ainsley: her wedding dress, actually, she -- it cost $37,000 for her wedding dress.
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but this was a time after the war, world war ii had just ended two years before when she was engaged that summer and they got married that november. and she had to obviously have a wedding dress. she is the queen. and or not at this point but she was about to become the queen. she was the heir. and world war ii after the war, it was so hard to find fabric, they had to recycle fabric. get fabric and pieces of fabric and try to put a dress together. she received war rationing coupons in order to buy materials for her gown. it was designed by norman hartwell and we hear a lot about him throughout her life. i assume she loved the wedding dress and loved his designs because she used him frequently. it was 13 feet long train made of ivory silk is a continue and encrusted with 10,000 seed pearls. the cost was 37,000 american dollars. philip's sisters were not able -- maybe you can talk about this a little. philip's sisters were not able
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to come because of their german ties. it was right after the war. and churchill would walk through these streets. when britain was being bombed by the nazis to show his resolve right after the war and philip's sisters were married not able to come to the wedding. whoever you are you have lived through a lot of stuff. when you are a queen, you live through seven decades of actually being a monarch of a country like this. you think about the stuff must have dealt with. really difficult time for her. i think it has been. but really comparative history, she talked dickey mentioned earlier speech to the nation. only four ever outside of her
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christmas annual address. through the pandemic early on when things were really bad. thousands of people were dying every day. obviously lockdowns, economic meltdowns. everyone was suffering. and she gave this five minute address. all at once. did was spell bindingly eloquent, powerful. it really areassured us she reminded people in world war ii she had been a young girl and her and her sister margaret had been shipped off out of london and they had been separated from their families because the king and queen decided to stay here. and she talked about, you know, we have been through, it effectively we have been through worse than this. came out the other end. separation is awful. you will see your families again. you will see your friends again. we will meet again. the famous song which became the anthem for world war ii. it was amazingly comforting that five minute address. i welled up watching. because i thought that's what we need to hear. and when people say what's the
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point of the monarchy, i say actually that's that it's choosing the right moment to just calm everyone down. give us effective and show us don't worry there is going to be a rainbow at the end of this. you are going to come out of it and everyone found it really moving and profoundly helpful. >> natural culture and binding everyone together is absolutely the responsibility of the queen. let's bring in former adviser to margaret thatcher joining us now. watching the horse guard's parade, amazing pageantry of trooping the colour. >> the american people as well and the queen is hugely popular
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in the united states. opinion polls show she usually is more popular than a sitting u.s. president. so today is also, i think, a celebration of, you know, 70 years of leadership from the queen but also, of course, it's a celebration everything she represents on the world stage as well and that also includes the u.s.-u.k. a special relationship which is a beating heart of the free world and the queen certainly has been an essential part of that ordinary course of many decades. >> nile, talk about her relationship with margaret thatcher. >> well, margaret thatcher, of course, was a huge supporter of the monarchy, and she believed the monarchy tremendous institution for the british people. it actually was a very close knit partnership. there were some disagreements personally over some policy matters. and certainly there were robust discussion between the queen and
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margaret thatcher on a wide range of political issues. of course the queen took an active interest in british political under margaret thatcher's leadership. without a doubt, this was a very, very close knit partnership between the two margaret thatcher, the two most powerful women in modern day british history really. and they both understood without a doubt the great importance of british leadership on the world stage. they both believed that britain had a tremendous role to help lead the free world alongside the united states as well. margaret thatcher and the queen worked very, very closely together during that lady thatcher's three terms in office and this was an immensely powerful partnership between these two great women leaders.
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>> piers: nile, on margaret thatcher, i once spoke to her about the queen. i said when you see her every week, what is it that she brings to prime ministers in these meetings? she said you know, of all the people i have ever talked to, her opinion is the one i valued highest. because of all her experience and wisdom. i thought that was very telling. >> absolutely, pierce. lady thatcher had absolute amazing respect for the queen. she sought the queen's advice as well on numerous occasions. and she had certainly her view on the part of margaret thatcher the queen so immensely important in terms of leading the british people in terms of leading the commonwealth but also in terms of helping to lead the free world as well. so, you know, she loved the monarchy and she had lady thatcher personally looked upon the monarchy as absolutely vital
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british institution for the british people but also for the free world as well. >> ainsley: nile, we are watching as these rolls royces come down. who would be in these? >> ainsley: nile we only have a minute left with you. we have to restart the show. a lot of americans are waking up and we want to restart the show. talk about the impact, the force of margaret thatcher, of ronald reagan of poppy john ii, and queen elizabeth, all four of them were leaders at the time, unstoppable force to prevent socialism really from spreading through our countries. what kind of impact did that have on the future of the u.k. i think the entire free world, you know, including great britain owes great debt to it margaret thatcher and ronald
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reagan and -- to the queen really. lady thatcher's role in terms of defeating socialism was, you know, massively important and britain today is a far better, stronger, more prosperous nation as a result of margaret thatcher's leadership alongside that of the queen and the fact that margaret thatcher divided to turn britain europe into a great economic power house on the world stage again. and britain is a far more self-confident nation today as a result of margaret thatcher's leadership. and she drew tremendous inspiration always for the queen fortitude from the queen's leadership and so the queen's role in britain's greatness as a truly wonderful nation is beyond measure as well. >> ainsley: she famously said socialism is great until you run out of spending everyone else's money. >> martha: that's how it works. >> piers: wasn't wrong. >> that's right.
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margaret threamp liberated britain from socialism and we are all grateful for that. >> martha: thank you very much. great to have you with us nile gardner joining us this morning. >> my pleasure. >> martha: we're just going to take a moment to sort of listen in as we watch some of this, you know, basically you are looking at the horse guard parade. the parade goes from there around to buckingham palace. the windows you are looking at and where we saw the duchess of cambridge kate middleton and the children earlier, that is at the horse guard's parade and then you have the other balcony which is ball con buckingham palace behind us. >> piers: second tier bar cone big one is behind us. this is looking at the troopg trooping of the color trooping
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>> martha: you are watching the platinum jubilee of queen elizabeth. i'm martha mccallum here with piers morgan and ainsley earhardt for this special broadcast this morning. we are looking basically at how we got here. celebrating seven decades of unprecedented service by queen elizabeth. ♪ ♪ >> elizabeth alexandra mary has now become queen elizabeth ii.
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>> martha: queen elizabeth ii marks seven years as queen. >> ainsley: this is history in the making. >> it's called the platinum jubilee. >> people in london lining up for the most dazzling display of british pageantry. >> she is now the longest reigning british monarch and longest female head of state in history. >> entertained 14 british prime ministers. 14 american presidents. >> i raise my glass to you and mrs. reagan. >> 100 other heads of state. >> it is absolutely extraordinary after all these years she has continued to uphold the finest traditions of the monarchy. >> my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
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>> queen elizabeth in that last clip there at the age of 21 pledging to give her whole life, whether it be short or long to service and i think there are a lot of people in great britain today who are grateful for the fact that it has been long and continues to be strong, 96 years old. >> piers: 75 years on from when she said that. still there and she has been queen for 70 years now. to put it in perspective, i'm 57. she has been the monarch of this country for 13 years. >> ainsley: all you have known. >> piers: since i have been alive. maskly intrinsic life culture and society and why she is so important to us. for all those seven decades she has almost never put a foot wrong and she has given this country great comfort, great jubilation.
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celebrated crisis after crisis. soothing influence. also, i think around the world exuded an air of great british values resilience, stoism; heart of country. often things we forget in crazy, fast-moving world we now live in. she is a throw back and constant reminder of really what made this country great. and she puts the great into grin. great britain. she is remarkable woman. >> ainsley: coronations and loves and divorces and abdication. that abdication. only king from the beginning of the year january until the end of the december. he said i want to mary ann american. her name is wallace simpson. she has already been married and divorced. she is going to get out of her second marriage so she can marry me. the country revolted and said no, no, no. you are not allowed to do this
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that will not go over well. he was so in love he decides to abdicate the throne. that changed the fate of little elizabeth's life. she was 10 years old at that time, 11 years old when she actually saw her father's coronation. it changed history at 21 years old she is making speeches saying i am going to prepare. i'm going to give my life to this country. at 25, unbeknownst to her she did not even know her father had cancer. he kept that news from her. he was having operation on his left lung and he died while she was on the world tour, on this commonwealth tour with her husband. and she is in kenya. and she learns when she is there on one of the reserves that her father has died. he died in the middle of the night. she was instantly, unbeaten nancy pelosi to her she woke up and she was queen. the secretary of her husband philip comes and breaks the news to him.
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he said that was the hardest news i ever had to tell prince philip. he tells prince philip the king has died. prince philip sat there he put a newspaper over his face to let all of that news absorb because he knew his wife was queen. he went outside and walked through the garden with her they walked back and forth and back and forth. the lady in waiting was watching out of the window i know what's happening. she is finding out her father is dead but also finding out she is the queen of england now. she walks back inside and her lady in waiting puts her arms around her and she realized oh my word she is now the queen and she curtsies. >> piers: amazing story. >> uncle hadn't given up the throne none of that would have happened. >> martha: wouldn't have the heirs to the throne. on the left side of your screen. you will see that prince charles is at the front of what they call the royal colonels in the trooping of color.
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-- trooping of color. future king of england after charles and the queen concert she will be camilla and their children watching all of this and taking it in from the window. echos those images of what we see little elizabeth when she would watch out of this out of the window. very full circle for the family. >> piers: bittersweet moment for the country and for the world this will be the last time we have a jubilee in the monarch. silver jubilee. she went to a gold jubilee. a diamond jubilee.
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only two monarchs. >> ainsley: keeps adding 10 more years. >> piers: lives to 106 get another one but i don't think it will happen. think of a new one. she/herself joked that when she was young they never thought about a platinum jubilee because nobody lived that long. so she is now the longest serving british monarch. oldest ever british monarch. oldest monarch the world has ever seen. she is breaking every record out there. this is the last chance really for this country to show our queen exactly what she means to us. >> ainsley: piers, what i have noticed studying for the show and watching so many documentaryings on. >> geraldo: choice of word. when i was growing up preposition my mother english major would say you are murdering the queen's english. she spoke very eloquently. very studied and very smart. had so many tutors and knew
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music history. she was taught all of this at an early age. just the choice of words she would use. for instance, she said i have seen one coronation and been the recipient in the other. which is pretty much remarkable. we in america would say yeah, we went to a coronation. we were, you know, and we were experienced a coronation, too. but the way that she chooses her words and her sentences when i was writing down some of the quotes were just beautiful. >> piers: people talk about the queen's english. really that footage we played earlier just 21. that's what we talk about. because she was unbelievably posh in her voice much more than she is now. she has toned it down a bit now. will good evening. extraordinary way of talking. that was the very precise, very eloquent, perfectly praise phrased version of english which the royal family exemplified. ironic because her father, famously had a terrible stutter
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and found speaking himself very difficult as we saw in the movie the king's speech. the queen has never had that issue. she has always been very eloquent. we only really hear from her once a year at christmas and she has made about four other addresses to the nation outside of that in her entire reign. one was after i think the iraq war, one was after the death of her mother, one was after the death of diana. and then the coronavirus pandemic address, i think i'm right in that are the only times that she actually made formal addresses to the nation outside of the annual address. we don't hear a lot from the queen directly. but, when you do, you don't forget it, she is powerful. she is poignant, and she is very particular on the way she speaks. >> martha: language used to be extremely important. i think we are murdering the queen's english pretty much every day these days when you think with how the english language was broken down and sort of turned into something that we tweet and instagram and
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she -- her first appearances were by radio. they were very scripted. all of her appearances are scripted. but now, you know, the same woman who has a young woman, gave radio addresses as a 96-year-old is posting things on social media carefully but doing so. i just want to pointed out what we are seeing here. so we have watched the progression of this parade which is the birthday parade for the queen. and it's known at trooping of the collour as we have talked about. now they are making their way up the mile look at the deposits of the people they have been lining up. the other day when i arrived went down take a look at everything. people were already staking out their areas. the enthusiasm and the love for queen elizabeth you can truly feel it you have little kids who are wearing crowns and waving
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flags and so excited for this moment and really so proud of their country. i think it is a coming out party after covid and after the pandemic and after the loss of prince philip. all of those things behind us she -- her message, the statement she put out last night that we should look forward with confidence and enthusiasm to the future. and it is a transitionary -- >> piers: these aren't just ceremonial soldiers you are seeing here. trained elites members of the british military. and not just them but their horses as you can see are incredibly highly trained, too. the animals in these processions which in itself with all the crowds are pretty extraordinary. hundreds of thousands public. a billion people watching around the world. and you have got the absolute might of the british military and pageantry which i would
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modestly. put it on like this. >> ainsley: not the super bowl. but it's -- it is extraordinary to see -- and you know credit actual and tradition something we have lost in the world. that is why people really focus in on this and enjoy seeing it and, you know, the queen has been just this omnipresent person for 70 years in the life of the history of the world. the history of this country. certainly,. >> piers: big concert saturday night she has a lot of big stars one is rod stewart. he and the queen only two people seven decades without changing their hair styles. >> ainsley: that's really funny. i read a funny story about her, too. she loves animals. she loves her horses. horses are her favorite.
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she received pony 4 years old as a birthday present. she loves her corgis and now breeding the corgis with the datsuns they are called dorgiss. she has two. when she was a little girl. grandmother had a charlotte. let charlotte walk up and down the dining room table. she would feed charlotte sugar lumps. >> piers: this is unbelievable. fantastic detail. it was actually a very sad moment of the weekend because the queen massive fan of horses and horse racing. and one of her whole time if not her favorite ever jockey a guy called lesser figure died in his 80's. he had ridden many times for the queen. but he was great story. complicated guy. flawed in many ways. he went to prison for tax evasion and then he made this dramatic comeback in america where he won the breeder's cup in sensational fashion.
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age 55. so he became a huge global star in horse racing. and he sadly died the weekend and the queen will have been very upset about that. that's a figure he was incredibly famous in this country but also known in america because of his achievements because of races like the breeder's cup. she loves jockeys and horses almost like nothing else. she spends all her time down at her stables when she gets a win. she is always jubilant. she loves that whole world. so it's a life that has been hugely important to the queen. >> martha: philip loved to carriage race. >> piers: which is very hard by the way. >> martha: she was at an event last week or maybe the week before and her granddaughter, lady louise who is the child of edward and sophie has taken up her grand physical therapist love for carriage racing. she was very enthusiastic to see, i told you one of her
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favorite grandchildren lady louise. they have a lot in common. considered herself a country girl first. and loves to go to scotland. >> piers: if you are wondering how won't see today, you won't see prince andrew who is still reeling from the sex scandal jeffrey epstein. they have been banished. he won't be on the balcony. if that were told today is he not here at all. the queen's reportedly favorite son, prince andrew who was, of course, the son who led her down the aisle for the church for prince philip's funeral service. so that's memorial. that was how important andrew is to her. that was her way of saying he is still my son. but, she as it taken a tough decision. only working royals. he is no longer a working royal, will be on the balcony. is he not here at all. meghan and harry the duke and duchess of sussex are not allowed on the balcony they are
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not deemed working royals. doing the work for duty. they do it all for money from netflix. they have been shoved out the back little out house at the of the back of palace watching where we are watching probably on tv like we are. there is quite a lot going on here where there are various high profile members of the royal family who are not getting the same air time they normally would have done. >> martha: we have kate middleton she has the pollen problem as well. she is sneezing. >> piers: royal waives. look at that absolutely magnificent. >> right here where we are at buckingham palace. >> ainsley: is that a gold angel with the wings on top of buckingham palace? >> martha: michael the arc angel. >> ainsley: a madly in love with philip. she was 8 years old when she met him at a family wedding. the princess of greece ripped to
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philip. the prince of denmark related to philip. she was young. five years later went to the school where he was at the royal navy college and her parents wanted a tour of the school. and said, girls, you are going to stay with your relative. and it happened to be philip. philip was a lot of fun. he would jump the tennis nets and have lunch with the girls and next day came back to have tea with the girls. the girls fell in love with a relative. not a relative. he was a beautiful, handsome man that was there but i guess a distant cousin. they are all related then he ended up getting engaged nine years later and married that same year. a few years later she becomes queen because her father suddenly dies. i want to ask both of you. what do you know about the period between her having her first two children and then her last children because anne, she was 24 years old when anne, her first daughter was born.
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she was the second child. and then there was a period where her father died and a long time went by and they decided that they rekindle their relationship? it's portrayed that way in the crown that they fell back in love after he might have made some mistakes? i'm not sure if that's true. >> piers: i think it was exaggerated by the crown. you shouldn't believe everything that you see. >> ainsley: i know. >> piers: america basically thinks everything in the crown is true. it's not. i think we are giving it a bit of a misservice. i actually think they were always in love. i don't believe a lot of the rumors which have done the rounds fueled by the crown what went on with the marriage. >> ainsley: i will take the high road i don't believe them either. >> martha: the former press secretary to the queen and author of on duty with the queen. and vicki, it's wonderful to have you. we talked to you a little bit earlier morning. i think a lot of people didn't maybe get a chance to hear it tell us about the years that you were press secretary to the queen. what years were they and what
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was going on in the world and in the united kingdom at that time? >> well, i was one of the queen's first secretaries from 1988 to 2,000. what was going on? well it was a war of the wales, are charles and diana's marriage was crumbling. everybody was watching. when is it going to happen? when are they going to split. they were leading several lives 19 '86 onward. 1992 was what the queen described as her -- it really was anything that could go wrong did go wrong. diana's true story book came out fergies have her toe stuck sunbathing topless. divorce of anne. separation of fergusony. you name it, it was happening.
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>> martha: had a quite a bit to get ahold of as a press secretary: how did you end up coming into this position because that is probably the highest position in the land other than being a royal yourself. >> piers: certainly the most pressurized. >> ainsley: absolutely. >> i was a broadcast reporter and i was [inaudible] and i had a phone call before leaving for australia for australia's bicentennial store in 1988. asked me if i was interested, why like the job? i said yes immediately. i was coming up to 48. wondering what i'm going to do for the rest of my full time working life, and hey ho i did the tour of australia. went into the palace h a meeting all of five minutes. the job is yours. i started the beginning of july. can't do it today. in television you have got to audition. any other job you have got to have interviews. but i was the last of those who
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was -- from one day to the next i turned game keeper. i knew how it worked. they knew me, i knew them. as far as i'm concerned, it was a good move. >> piers: well, you were a brilliant press secretary, dickey. even if you never gave us anything once you crossed over to the other side dickie arbiter, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> bbc correspondent for many years. michael, how are you? >> i'm very well. if i was any better it would be a sin, piers. i'm so impressed by the royal knowledge of your co-hosts. i want to start by giving you a little fact today. you said you went down to the mile and you looked around and you saw the road was red. now, it's not red because it leads to the royal palace. >> ainsley: excuse us for interrupting you.
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>> piers: michael, hang on one second. we have our first sighting of her majesty the queen right behind us at buckingham palace. >> i brought it up. got a stick and standing broadly celebrating 70 years on the throne. >> martha: snuck up on it us. i thought it was a video from a prior appearance. turned me around and seen me wrenching my neck around to see what's going on. queen elizabeth on the balcony of buckingham palace. this is the outfit that she wore for official portrait for the jubilee as well. she is surveying the horses guards which she has done for 70 years and a nice smile coming across her face there as well. >> ainsley: why don't we take a moment just to listen.
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>> martha: i just want to mention quickly i don't want to take away from this at all. prince edward duke of kent. he is the queen's first cousin. their fathers were brothers. prince george duke of kent and of course elizabeth's father king george the sixth. >> piers: probably recognize him wimbledon tennis. often seen with the winners afterwards. is he a great guy. a lot of work on behalf of the queen. is he involved with 140 different charities. and is he increasingly represented the queen as is he today. >> ainsley: do you know how old he is? >> piers: i think he is 86. >> ainsley: first cousins, they grew up together. >> piers: 86. his mother is princess marina.
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figure in the royal family as long as the queen has been on the throne. >> ainsley: the first time she met philip her husband who ended up being her husband was at his parent's wedding. >> piers: yes. >> ainsley: wonderful magazine they are selling in america i don't know if they are selling it here too, piers. "time" magazine special edition of her life. if you read through it, they make a beautiful point. they said, you know, we sing "god save the queen" you change it to king when a king is ruling. but god save the queen. and we began singing it 70 years ago. we are still singing it today. and the article talks about how god answered our prayers because god has saved the queen. >> piers: yeah. let's bring back michael. have you covered the royals for a very long time with the bbc. it's quite a moment to see the queen without prince philip isn't it up on the balcony? >> it is. she has had to endure quite a lot recently not just covid like the rest of us but the various
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scandals which have you referred to, prince andrew he is the man not there this week. doesn't she look great at # 6. i hope i look as good as that when i'm 96. it's amazing, as piers said the reign has broken every record imaginable. quite unprecedented. it's even surprised herself. of course, during that reign, she has known personally all 13 american presidents and even met harry s. truman who was the president immediately before she took the throne. and actually, i must just tell your viewers, you are looking at somebody -- not you people in the studio, you were all born during the reign of queen elizabeth. you have never known another british monarch. i was born before then. i was 8 years old when her father, king george the sixth died. i remember standing in wimbley high street and a flag post on the flag post is a half mast and
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my mother said to me the king is dead. and you know something, it was a shiver that went through us all. we didn't know him but we respected him. he was the war time king. and he meant a great deal to us. the queen has been in the jubilee business for quite some time. her first one was when she was nine years old. the silver jubilee, her grandfather, king george the fifth. she at 9 with her little sister margaret who was 45 on the balcony looking over almost unable to look over the balcony. she has seen it all in her days. she has had some difficult periods but she has come through it all. she has a profound belief in god. she believes that things will work out in the end. and her faith has been to a very large extent rewarded. but, as piers hinted earlier, it has got a feeling about the end of an era. it's inevitable and escapable that it should be so. but the reign, the house of
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windsor will carry on. and the constitutional monarchy in many ways suits the british temperament. it's right for us. i think piers would agree with me but if we were presenting with a presidential election and had to choose between tony blair and richard branson and shall we say lenny henry who is a comedian and used to be funny but now very serious, i mean, we would go up and hang ourselves rather than vote for any of them. so a constitutional monarchy may not make sense to a lot of people. let me just tell you when in ancient rome the republics became corrupt, they replaced them with a there is nothing more modern about a republic. actually the people breadth of
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wisdom and experience. prime ministers all she has met to discuss -- incredible influence she wields in half hour meetings. she has met 13 of the 14 american presidents in her tenure. i asked earlier why she never met lyndon johnson. quite interesting answer. lyndon johnson never traveled to europe during his presidency. and, in fact, when jfk died prince philip made the trip because the queen was pregnant with prince edward and she couldn't fly. so that's why she never met lyndon johnson who is the only one she didn't meet. >> martha: i want to mention that she is looking down right now at the royal colonels. this is prince charles in front of her on horseback. prince william and princess anne. you saw them over. now she is making her exit from the balcony. just had a moment. >> piers: what's telling about this. michael you might have insight on. that was the queen was walking there, had a stick but she
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marched off reasonably confidently. we were told quite recently that she is finding walking on some days almost impossible. that's why she won't be doing anywhere near the number of events like the darby and so on. she was planning. but i have got to say i was pretty encouraged there she looked quite spritely. >> yeah, i mean listen, she is 96 but her queen mother went on to 101. the royal apple doesn't far very far from the tree. with a bit of luck and you are quite right when you said god save the queen. we actually do mean that because we actually adore her. and she has done a great job for this country. and nobody can deny it. i can't hardly think of any major mistake that she has made. she has had plenty of trials. she has had plenty to trouble her and family she has come surprisingly through it mobile this morning and looking as if she is enjoying it one of her previous press secretaries michael shay once said to me.
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50% of the queen's job is being seen. and this is true. i mean, she always wears usually bright or visible colors, pastel colors not because she particularly likes them. she knows the people need to see her. interestingly, you were talking about the once a week tuesday evening audiences that the prime minister has with the queen. well, a prime minister goes prepared because she gets fantastic briefings from our security services and from our government and she can pose questions to the prime minister and one or two of them have been found wanting. of course everybody's the other the other rule aboutit absolute. tell you something about relationship with one of the prime ministers actually reflects back on america. when ronald reagan sent the marines in to grenada to invade. grenada is one of the queen's
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overseas realms. mrs. thatcher wasn't told about it until the very last minute and the queen was terribly upset that she didn't know that her country was being invaded. so there was an emergency cabinet meeting just up the road here at number 10 down street and a queen sent a message through her private secretary the queen wishes to see the first lord of the treasury, which is the official title of prime minister. and the message came back mrs. thatcher will come after the cabinet meeting the message came back from the palace no the queen wishes mrs. thatcher's attendance now. and thatcher had to leave and go in a fast car to buckingham palace to explain why her major ally and our greatest friend america hadn't told us that grenada was going to be invaded. and i actually went to grenada after that and the queen made a point of opening parliament. because it was her parliament in the island of grenada.
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>> piers: that story shows you. >> ainsley: that power. >> piers: although she doesn't have executive power in the sense of political leader. if she barks. if she barks the prime ministers run, yeah. absolutely. >> martha: adviser to all of these prime ministers. she in that role. go ahead, michael. >> i was going to say piers was quite right earlier when he pointed out that these guys are not toy soldiers on parade today. they are all frontline soldiers. there are five regiments of guards. the welch guards are not on parade today although their band is there. welsh guards are not on parade deployed in capacity on assignment. they can take off bear skins and red tune economics and put on camouflage. the guys on the horses drive tanks or armored cars and they go to work sitting down. they prefer it that way. but the soldiers that you see in
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their bare skins the red coats, the paul revere warned us about the british are coming, the british are coming, those guys they are all highly trained soldiers and i wouldn't want to meet them in a dark alley if i was at war with them. >> piers: yeah. well said. the best of the best. and there is a chance trooping the collour is all about showing off the license of the british army we are seeing that today. it's quite a spectacle. >> ainsley: yes, go ahead. >> could i just finish the story i told you why the mile is red. they mix rubber with the tarmac so that when it's wet the horsens hooves don't slip. fortunately it's not wet today. it's a beautiful, sunny day. and everything is perfect. this june 2nd was coronation day 1953. and it poured from morning, noon until night. we are very pleased to have what i think queen's weather today.
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>> piers: we bore to see the 41 gun salute. which will make a deafening noise when that goes off. it's going to be a big part of the day. >> martha: we have this extraordinary aerial views. i hope you were watching that on the left-hand side. the aerial view we just quote over saint james the buckingham palace and the mile extraordinary look on absolutely beautiful day. i couldn't help but think when the queen walked out and you were commenting on how she walked by herself. i thought, you know, just having witnessed and watched her over all of these years, this is day when she really wanted to walk. i'm going to walk out on that balcony and i'm going to stand there and i'm going to receive prince charles, prince william, my grandson who she adores and her daughter princess anne that was also. >> piers: there was not a cat in hell's chance of this queen not turning up for this jubilee.
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she can be incapacitated and she would still have done that she is a remarkably strong and resilient person. >> ainsley: something we really haven't touched on a lot and we just heard it from this nice gentleman that we were interviewing talked about her faith. she was very close with billy graham and she -- when her private secretary, his name was martin -- >> you don't want me anymore? >> ainsley: carried -- he was great. [laughter] >> ainsley: when her private secretary carried this draft -- declaration with them when they were visiting kenya because they knew if her father died in the middle of the night this would automatically allow her to assume the role as the queen. but she talked about her faith when her husband died. and she talked about her faith over the coronation. when her husband died she said we are all just visitors this time this place.
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we are just passing through. our purpose here is to learn, to grow, to love. and then we return home. she has a strong faith in god and heaven. when asked about grief how are you doing after your husband has died? she said there is no magical formula that will transform sorrow into happiness. i rely on my own faith to guide me through the good and the bad. did she become more vocal about her faith later in life? >> piers: she has always been vocal about it definitely a big believer. faith is hugely important to her. and because she is de facto head of england as well. she has a important role religiously and spiritually in our country. not just about somebody who puts on a crown. she takes all of those duties incredibly seriously. britain is not a particularly big church going country anymore. the number of people who go to church regularly is probably down to about 10%. >> ainsley: really? >> piers: not like america where you have higher numbers of people who regularly go to
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church. if you ask people do you believe in god you have a much higher number believe they do they are not particularly adhering to go to church. the queen, i think, has always been steadfast in her faith and always been keen to remind people that is part of her job, too. i think that's been important to her. i think she has taken great comfort from her faith. >> ainsley: second part of her title elizabeth the ii by the grace of god. she is equivalent to the poppy in the catholic church. she is the head of the angst but anglican church.the belief on te line theyare ordained by god to. if you go back to henry the eighth you see the division between the catholic church and the newly created at that point anglican church so henry could have his divorce and continue to be -- he became the head of the church. >> piers: a bit of drama the archbishop of canterbury.
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he was supposed to efficient tomorrow's thanksgiving service at the cathedral. actually he has covid and pneumonia. he has had to pull out. the york will be doing it we now have the gun salute. here we go. ♪
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. ♪ >> piers: waiting for the 41 gun salute. why are you asking why 41 gun. the standard royal salute is 21 guns. and that deserves heads of state. when the salute is giving ever given from a royal park as it is today, extra 21 guns added 41 gun salute. there is also 124 gun salute which used to be when the
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queen's birthday occurred on the same weekend and given from the tower of london. that won't obviously happen again because prince philip has now sadly died. basically 21 guns. royal park it becomes 41. hence the 41 gun salute. >> martha: seen on the balcony a moment ago. the first balcony we saw at the horse park parade. you may have seen pictures in the past trooping of color where the family, catherine was in the middle came out to see that part of the ceremony happened at buckingham palace where the queen is based today so shield be able to greet them there and then she will come back out, i assume with the family at 1:00. >> piers: a little quiet reminder. it's actually about her. ains.
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>> martha: yes, exactly. >> piers: get family members. working family members doing work for the royal family. you will see a very streamlined family balcony scene. normally on trooping the collour there are dozens of them all the royals get their piece of the pie. this time loot of them won't be there. andrew has been banished. harry and meghan outhouse at the back of the palace. they will not be on the balcony. lots of people have been cut off. it's caused a lot of disruption in the family. andrew children interestingly jamie, two lovely young ladies who have done nothing wrong, they are not going to be on the balcony because of their father and this scandal. it's caused a lot of, i think, hurt and upset with some of the younger members. but, i think the real point of it all is the focal point has to be the queen. you can't have prince andrew stand go ahead there next to his mother two months after he paid millions of dollars to get rid of a sex assault case. that's the background to why he won't be there.
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and meghan and harry have found out the hard way that you can be a renegade royal making tons of money royal stable on america with netflix paying you all these checks, if you don't do your duty, then you don't get on the balcony. if you are not on the balcony you are not a top royal anymore. >> first son archie and named their daughter lily beth. they call her lily diana named after the grandmother and named after or the great-grandmother i should say queen elizabeth and diana who obviously is harry's mother. she turns 1 on june 4th. and the queen has not met her yet. she will. i'm curious, i wonder if she even gave them permission to use her name that's her nickname. >> piers: lily beth is a nickname the philip had gave the queen: weird nickname philip gave the queen. so, maybe they got permission
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but maybe they didn't. if they didn't, somehow shameless is that? anyway. >> martha: andrew, about family, meghan until recently in the middle of all of these must be odd for them to watch this enormous moment for the queen. >> their mother, their grandmother that they are not part of and now we see the beginning of the family ohio did they get here from california? it turns out they got here by private gas guzzling jets. so as with all the things that
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these two do, they preach one thing and then do the complete opposite. and people here do not like the fact that harry and meghan are using their royal title duke and duchess of sussex to line their own pockets with hundreds of millions of dollars without doing any of the duty hence the other member of the royal family do in this country to earn the titles. that's at the core of their unpopularity here and hypocrisy and the watch wanting their royal cake and eat it that's why the queen has taken quite significant step to not have them on the balcony. real kick in the teeth. hear charles, william, william's three kids and then prince harry. if something happened god forbid to charles and william you might end up with king harry and even more god forbid meghan markle. that's what's behind all of this. it's not insignificant. normally they would all be up there. >> ainsley: let's bring in nic,
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a royal expert. good morning to you, nic. we are talking about harry and meghan and their relationship with the queen whether or not they asked permission to use her nickname. if you have ever been in a relationship let's say and that pulls you away from your family. you always go back to your family. you always choose your family because that's what you know, that's where you are comfortable what you know. do you think he will eventually come back? i think it has to be hard for him. in l.a. or new york city with her having so much fun. i'm sure he is in his element and loving it when he comes back to the palace and he sees his entire family up there and he is not a part of what he knows, how do you think he is feeling? >> well, good morning. i think harry and meghan must feel incredibly separated as piers has just said he is sixth in line to the throne. he is not part of this pageantry. is he having to watch from a side room and he is held back. and family is really important to the queen.
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we all know that you were talking earlier about the queen, amazing documentary out at the moment. and if you watch that you get the importance of family right back to her grandparents and on my tv channel you can see the queen -- if your viewers want to understand the importance of family watch the queen [inaudible] >> piers: it was amazing. the footage of the royals and the fact the queen -- i found incredibly moving. there is no getting away from the fact that half of the royal family now you have a really damaging split between william and harry. we all know it they barely talk. when they do meet incredibly awkward and difficult. the genesis of it is this belief that william had advised harry not to marry meghan too soon. she was a divorcee from another
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country. diana died, their mother incumbent on him to be the big brother to try and make his own decision. harry took umbrage and meghan markle on the oprah winfrey show not calling the royal family a bunch of racist but also saying the duchess of cambridge made a cry in the build up to her wedding. all of that was seen as a terrible betrayal by william, by kate, by other members of the royal family here and there is no getting away from it. there is very bad blood now between them. >> i think that's right, piers, you reported on it right from the beginning. you used meghan even before she married into the family. of what was said or reportedly said to harry in the early days has been borne out. i think there is bad blood. but we know that the family are trying to this william is
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in contact with harry. trying to repair it. charles is trying to bring harry back. in the queen by inviting the harry and the children this weekend is trying to repair it from the windsor side there is a real olive branch being put out there. whether harry and meghan take the olive branch we don't know. >> piers: on that point, i mean, i heard a story, which i know is true, that when they went to the invictus games several weeks ago in the netherlands and they decided at the last minute to stop off harry and meghan to see the queen in windsor, prince charles was given 15-minutes notice to see his son at windsor. 15 minutes. he had to go to an investiture which he does when he [inaudible] if the queen can't do it. he was given 15 minutes to see his son. and that, to me, said it all. how can that be happening with this guy has two sons and after
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diana died he was very close to his boys again. and then now, that's how he gets treated by one of the sons. i find continue credibly sad. >> i agree. incredibly sad and incredibly disrespectful. we all know other things have happened behind the scenes that are equally disrespectful. and i mean, i personally feel it was wrong that harry. how he feels he needs to be there to protect her. you see the windsors reaching out and you see the windsors trying to repair this. but, you know. it doesn't seem to be landing with the sussexs at the moment. hopefully this weekend will do that. might want to see. >> right. all work. >> piers: they say going to pop up in a netflix documentary or
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on oprah winfrey again, they try to make any kind of contact with harry and meghan it gets blasted out on to television. or into one of their deals, that documentary deal. and you can't have that with the royal family. it's always been understood that the family keep things among themselves. not what they privately feel about it. >> ainsley: has she ever cried in public? >> piers: who? >> ainsley: the queen? >> piers: i have seen the queen tear up in public. she is very much seeing here the canons go off. the 41 gun. let's take a look at this
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♪ ♪ >> there she comes. [cheers and applause] >> up here, guys. speak of the queen has just come back out with prince charles with camilla, with william, with kate. is the the big leagues now. the arab royals. these are the royals. 's bakery of the littlest one in the sailor suit. >> that's lawrence on the left. >> edward in the background.
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>> peter: give a lot of the major royals. louis is not happy. >> richard is coming out. telling the kids to shush on the balcony in the back. seems pretty rich coming from them. that you have it. the top dogs, they call them, the queen obviously number one, charles her error the future king with his queen consort right there. camilo. and i have to say kate looks absolutely -- >> beautiful. a >> peter: love that had. >> love to see her children, louis looking a little tired. >> peter: it looks like is competing for the saddest expression the balcony. anyone will know that. >> in america many of us with little children, we look to kate
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to find out where she shops, what outfit she is putting on her children. >> peter: he has a bit of an american naval look doesn't he? >> that little sailors who were we were growing up my brother would wear them and little girls have a matching dress. she has another precious little dress on with the bow. i wonder we will all be looking up where did she get the outfits? williams off to the right and george, who of course is third in line. as we look at the family, beautiful shot here. >> peter: get a picture of the balcony scene because you never see that very often. >> good idea. >> peter: the queen looks fantastic. here comes fly past.
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which obeys 17 different aircraft. including spitfires and red arrows. >> this is the royal air force? >> very noisy, he is. >> usually 36 or 40 people out there. this is the version of the royal family. edward on the end of the far right there. >> fantastic. look above you.
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look above us! they are right above you! >> peter: the big planes. >> so i am told the sailor suit is a nod to queen victoria. and her children. and the way they dress. >> peter: line up on the balcony views of the streamlined royals, which the queen believes are the ones who do all the work. these are the real working royals. no sign of prince andrew, he has been banned. no sign of megan or harry, we know meghan markle is there. and harry they are inside but are not allowed on the balcony because of what they do is defending their own nest in california not serve the british people so they been kicked off as well. the new streamlined royals is the way charles wants to take things. where you have fewer doing more. here come the planes.
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>> there are a lot of that are unable to make it here buckingham palace or of the country. there are 70 vehicles from 70 different years that will travel around the country to celebrate her birthday and her 70 years of life as the queen. the first car will be a 1952mgtb in the last car will jaguar, which is the 2022 jaguar. so one car from each year that was created that year. pretty remarkable. and her jewels come all her gorgeous jewels, will be on display too. you can normally go to the tower of london and see all of her jewels beating their buckingham palace, you can come here. >> peter: louis is having chat with greg. >> he is going have a lot of attention. >> peter: you see a lot of great playing to britain's history. spitfires. >> that is amazing. we just have to go right over
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our heads, it reminds you the images you see in the blitz of world war ii go. of the fighting that went on and you see everyone craning their necks back to take a look. this might be the smallest group i've ever seen on the balcony. i think are the generations here. you think about when we use to enjoy watching william and harry as kids on this balcony and now we have williams children watching all of this. amazing history fly above us. >> this reminds me, do y'all remember in the 2012 olympics when she had a sense of humor? she met james bond and i asked her to play a role? the promotional video? it said she participates as long as she could say good evening, mr. bond. after all she said he has come to rescue me. she is in this promotional video, she turned around, i think she's sitting at her vanity and she sees mr. bond walk into her room and she says good evening, mr. bond.
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finish on the promotional video a look-alike, a dub of her jumping out of the plane with a parachute it's so cute. >> peter: watching some of these planes how close they are flying together, the technical expertise of these pilots should not be underestimated. anyone in the military watching this in america will know that is incredibly difficult with these guys are doing. these are the best pilots. >> amazing. we are getting quite a show under here. really it's extraordinary. you can feel these planes. >> peter: he is actually a one-man show is and he, little louis? >> queen elizabeth spoke about her and her sister margaret going out into the throngs of people on be day and they went out incognito and watch everyone holding hands in celebrating victory in europe over nazi germany.
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how are you feeling? >> peter: i'll tell you how i feel. i haven't been in london since i was 17 or 18. i feel very proud. i feel quite emotional watching the queen because i know this is the last time we will be doing this for a jubilee. she is our longest reigning. she is our oldest, and she is nearing the end of her life. this just feels very bittersweet in a way. very sweet we are doing this and it's an amazing tribute to her, but bittersweet because it's one of the last times i think we will be seeing this with this queen. it makes all of us in this country feel, you know, quite emotional. >> this is a formation coming across right now. >> that's amazing. you are right. such precision.
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that's really amazing. >> only watched that documentary just a few days ago it was all the video -- >> louis is now going completely nuts because it's doing his ears in. >> i'm not from here and i got emotional when i saw that bbc special. red, white, and blue. when i was watching at specialists on it she said at the very end. about living a long life. she said the years have slipped by so quickly. there is no point in regretting the passage of time. growing older is one of the facts of life and it has its own compensation. one of the joys of living a long life is watching one's children, then grandchildren. we can't be certain what lies ahead for them, but we should know enough to put them on the right path.
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she is waving there. ♪ ♪ [applause] [cheers and applause]
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[cheers and applause] >> peter: amazing scenes there, packed with people cheering. three cheers for the queen, the national anthem, god save the queen and there she is. the great queen of this country. look at that they are, that absolutely remarkable. that is what she means this country. the most famous person in the country, the most respected person in the country, as we were saying before it's an emotional moment for british people. because we know we are reaching the end of our time with this woman. we hope it's not too soon, but we probably know it's the last time 11 jubilee for her which she has had the silver jubilee, the goal jubilee, the diamond jubilee in the first to ever have a platinum jubilee. it's really a look at her and you think my entire life i've only ever had that one, she's
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been head of my country every second i've been alive. we all feel that way about her periods look at her, after all the concerns about her health, about her mobility, outcomes. >> big smile on her face. >> peter: big smile even with the tom cruise maverick shades on. because the sunny day. >> wasn't even supposed to be the queen and here she is 70 years later. longest-serving monarch ever in the history of the country. all because her uncle advocated the throne and it changed her life forever. >> peter: wallis simpson then of course edward will probably sullivan king. and then elizabeth would never have been queen after the death of her father, who replaced edward. these things have a strange way of working out. actually it's a thank you to the united states of america. for simpson. if he hadn't done that then we
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probably wouldn't of had this in the first place. >> eventually opening works out, right? we have a beautiful moment, they're not all on the camera right now in this video we are looking out for a moment to go but you really saw all of those in line. queen elizabeth, prince charles, her son, who was next in line of course, william is off to the right of your screen. and then little george was also off to the right of the screen on the other side. of princess charlie. charlotte one, two, three, four clear line of succession. >> peter: health permitting. >> it may be that queen elizabeth's last queen. there are all men in line after her. and, as you say, the monarchy exists at the will of the people of this country. and there have been a few times where they were close calls. the younger generation not as supportive of the monarchy as previous ones. it's going to be up to the woman
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is in the right-hand side of side of your screen, catherine is a future. >> peter: let me tell you why i like catherine. she comes from the old school way of being a royal. never explained, don't give interviews, rarely be heard speaking in public. do your duty, do your service to your country, look great and just do your stuff. and i really urge -- >> what a wonderful life that would be. >> peter: a great life! you live in palaces and you get this kind of day where it's all about you. it's not hard. my message to some of the renegade royals will never stop whining and yapping and giving interviews. basically chipping away at the mystique of the monarchy is just be very careful what you are doing. because this is with the monarchy is about. if you take this away and to ruin it, there will be no way back. so i wish that the other royals who do not behave in the proper way take away from today what is
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required in modern monarchy and royalty. it's this. its service, its duty, it's doing your job, it's waving and smiling. it's just giving people a chance to feel good about their country and good about themselves. that's it. >> of the four of them a lot people do believe kate has been a very galvanizing force for this next generation broyles. >> peter: sorry, i haven't got money so let me say hello. >> norman, british biographer, journalist and actually a playwright it was written books about so many celebrities. have you heard the one about the queen yet? >> no, i haven't, i have written about the queen. i was thinking just now at such a shame she won't give a real interview because it has come out in other ways. she has an amazing memory. she has an amazing memory for music. she likes duke ellington. when she was talking about going
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on the balcony in the war with her father and the royal family she said oh, the crowds downward doing the palais glide. the peleg light is a dance that everyone has forgotten now. the queen has that kind of memory and i just think it would be the best interview ever. >> peter: you know i try to get an interview with the queen my entire adult life but i'm sure you have as well. you are right. in a way i am glad she hasn't given an interview. because by not revealing too much about what she really feels about things, she has commanded this almost universal respect. she doesn't polarize people. >> she has mystery. >> peter: yeah i would say -- >> sensational. >> peter: i agree but in a way as we have seen from other royals who have taken interview path, one has that ever gone
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well for them? charles has interviewed -- >> she is much cleverer than that. >> peter: i agree. i agree but i know from much more encounters with her over the years she can be quite outspoken and private. so do we want to have an outspoken queen? do we want to be controversial? as a journalist every sinew of my body would love to sit there with her majesty on prime-time tv, but i think her decision, like her mother's, that less is more, is more effective. >> in her case more is more. i would love to hear about the palais glide from the queen. the details being a young girl at that time. the other thing i was thinking of was you were saying how wonderful the colors, don't forget it's very, very clever as well. the monarchy has to be with the armed forces always. because in other countries the armed forces are staging a military crew against monarchy's
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periods that's lovely queen mother was colonel in chief about half a dozen residents. to to regiments. their army was always going to be on their side. >> philip, what do you think about the future of the monarchy? as we look at this image on the screen here? >> i think it has never been so secure as it is today. the panel's change in pierce talks about renegades are really good at undermining it. the queen has been strong enough and wise enough to resist that in smooth things out. may be future monarchs won't be so astute and wise that she is. >> peter: philip, this will have absolutely no resonance for most american viewers whatsoever, but to give you an illustration of how historic this day is, the england cricket a hoop and completely useless now for several years, of the
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road in a test match against new zealand we have them on the run. we are running through the kiwis like a knife through butter! so even the cricket team has rallied to her majesty on this historic day! >> while it was a sam at her before coronation that was the team it was the first to conquer mount everest. >> peter: she obviously brings out the best in our sporting heroes. >> she also has luck. >> peter: she does come all the best people have luck. let me ask you about her place in the legacy of this country. there is a debate about whether she is a longest-serving monarch we've had but the greatest actually believe she is now the greatest what you think? >> i think because of the turbulent times she has remained constant throughout, yes. for being a calming influence and a stabilizing influence. no other monarch has lived
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through times like this. in fact you could say charles the second, charles with her but he was executed. no one uses this word they use the word rock stars but not to monarchs. she is a terrific survivor is what she is. >> i have question about the coverage on bbc this morning. us will be your own channels and watching different coverage of the parades and every reporter on the bbc talked about how not everyone in this country is a monarchist. any are not. back in america i just assumed the majority of your country approves of the monarchy and follows and loves her. how does that play out in your country? what is the truth, 50/50? >> peter: younger people are not as supportive of a monarchy or the constant of a monarchy as previous generations. there is no denying that. approval for the institution of the monarchy is a boring. >> will that change as they get
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older? >> to >> peter: than my there still respect towards the queen so a lot of the moment hanging in the balance of the queen. the questions when she is no longer the monarch and it's charles he's a bit more of a controversial figure because what happened with princess diana and camilla. interesting to see how he manages that in the commonwealth too. as a result of what meghan markle has said about racism and the royal family and so on. lots of issues they want to face. when you see william and kate and their kids on the balcony that you can see the youthful vibrancy to a monarchy going forward, which i think will keep the momentum going. they have big challenges, there is no question. young people in this country >> even republicans will be wearing union jacks today. >> to >> peter: i think the
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key thing which you will agree the royal family has to command respect. of the worst things about what is happened with prince andrew and the allegations and so on is chipped away at the mystique of the monarchy and has damaged the respect people have for the monarchy. that is where they have to be careful. >> the queen is never blamed. >> when you talk about -- when you talk about prince william and charles and you just had a moment ago that you think the monarchy is in very good shape. and i think in a way that that is why we are seeing it kind of trimmed away. they are getting rid of the problem people and they are focusing on the core of this family. and really, i mean, harry is a footnote when it comes to the chronology of who can lead to the country. i think he is sixth or seventh at this point because they have three children now. william and charles i think have laid down the law is much as the
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queen in terms of how harry and andrew should be treated. do you think so? >> well i think it's quite interesting that they really are giving a knowledge branch to prince harry. and i want to shut them out completely. the idea there is some warmth in this family as well as survival instinct. and the fact that he has come over and to see the queen is highly significant. >> peter: i agree. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> we will bring in alex hogan. thank you, we will bring in alex hogan, she is alive on the mall is that what you call it? we say mall. >> peter: i you want to do shopping there later but it's mall. m-a-l-l mall. >> this is the mall and it's
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been such an exciting morning for everyone here at the hundreds of thousands of people come here not only from around the u.k. but from countries all over the world. we have had people from the u.s., from brazil, from south africa, from canada, all here to celebrate her majesty. people have been lying here on not only this morning but intent to get that first glimpse of the queen herself, which people were able to see. twice today when she first came out onto the balcony of buckingham palace and then again for the flyover that just took place. and then these gates open up and people of been able to make their way down to buckingham palace to celebrate really the kick off to four-day weekend of the queen's jubilee, the platinum jubilee. the last time there was a jubilee they take place every ten years. the queen was named after a 400 square foot piece of ice on antarctica. you have to wonder what are some of the gifts she will likely be
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receiving and things that we coming out of this? she has received some elaborate gifts over the course of her 70 years from beavers and horses from canada to an elephant from cameroon. to jaguars and turtles from say shell, all of those animals have been donated to the london zoo. but remarkable things that she has seen, reigned over, she has met 14 prime minister's in the course of her time serving in the position as monarch periods she has met 14 presidents, she served during 14 president she met 13 of them. she also's metaphorical popes, so remarkable things she has seen in being able to be in this monarchy and provide context and clarity throughout the year. her people here, anyone 70 were younger, has never known anyone else besides this queen. so it's really a milestone moment and a way for people out here to come and celebrate the
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queen. of course, her family is here as well and that's one of the highlights. of the of kate and william drove past in a carriage. they were waving and smiling, very exciting morning likely for these kids getting to celebrate. the family itself and of course her majesty, the queen. back to you. >> alex, you mentioned the gifts she has received from people around the world. her wedding day they received 2500 wedding presents. imagine riding those thank-you notes. >> that's a lot of think of new notes. >> yes, it is you think she has someone to do it for her? alex normally last time i saw you were in new york and now i have come across the pond you will have to come say hi to wes after the broadcast. >> i will walk on over there there's a lot of crowds and excitement. that is likely what we will see throughout the week and much more of that. >> it's not that easy to get around. right now there is a lot of block streets all around this
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area. so, alex, thank you very much. >> we will all grab a glass of champagne together and maybe have tea. love it. >> what is the significance of afternoon tea? i suppose to get dressed up? is there a certain way to drink your tea? what are the rules? >> peter: i did do a lecture about tea. the best way to have tea in this country, don't use the leaves they get everywhere. you need to have a yorkshire gold which is the best tv and do need to use it in a pot five bags to really give it flavor. you put hot water into the pot, boiling hot water let it stew for 4 minutes and then the crucial thing you put the milk in first. in the cup or mug. when you put the milk in, then you can tell the texture of the tea that comes out of the pot. after you stirred it it has to be a kind of beige/brown color or otherwise of its too milk he drinkable. of its too student it's not reachable. as a sweet spot which i am magnificent at.
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my assistant says is the perfect. >> are you having right now? >> peter: yes. >> this is the right color. >> i thought it was coffee. >> peter: that's the perfect color made by my assistant, carrie. >> i can vouch for it. >> peter: much training. >> it looks like coffee. >> peter: a lot of work went into training their dull my car but it's perfect tea. 1t is perfect with the greatest strength of the world. >> and selectee and supper? >> peter: tea is at 4:00 in the afternoon. want to dress up and go somewhere like the ritz hotel. they have a little tea room. you want to have a cucumber sandwiches with all the crusts taken off. sliced and diced perfect little cucumber sandwiches. may be egg sandwiches. you just want to chat about stuff. >> do think you are having tea and refreshments right now? they have a long morning. >> they've gone for a family lunch last expect right now meghan markle will be under her
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old therapy having their lunch. >> as you mentioned it before meghan markle we have there's one image we saw that we are going to bring up for you when we get it of her behind the scenes. she is a huge, beautiful hat on. i think she and kate are wearing the same colors, i'm not sure if that's a problem or if was coordinated, but she was shushing some of the little kids. >> the headlines are not very flattering. >> peter: meg markel telling people to keep quiet, do me a favor. >> as she shushing her own child? >> and okay. >> peter: some poor kid. they are all having lunch at a mall which will probably be a bit awkward. >> i had to yesterday in my hotel. and our waiter, we were asking him what are the rules and he said you can really have tea, most people have around 3:30 or 4:00 but you can't have an earlier. a lot of the older legs will have earlier because they will go home and take a nap before
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dinner. he said some of them would stay for hours. many of them drink champagne. >> peter: yes. the cup and a saucer. really, i suppose you'd hold the cup of you drink and put it down otherwise of long distance between a table and this tea entering your mouth. so probably the smart thing if you are with the queen you want to spell it like an idiot on yourself so you take the saucer and lifted up into it like that. >> i would love to have tea with the queen. >> you don't see anybody walking around with starbucks with a cardboard cup on it. the way we do, we bring suit coffee and tea everywhere in the united states here it's much more of a civilized situation. >> peter: i have a mug of tea,
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a royal one, the royal mug very beautifully done i would have to say. no expense spared by fox, thank you very much. you can have a mug of tea. i get up in the morning and have a good old strong mug. i know you are coffee nation but you have to get into property. >> when you go to certain places in europe you have to stop at what looks like a gas station and they have a counter. you can get your coffee there. they don't even have to go cups they are. put onto yorkshire gold by sir patrick stewart and i thought it was the best. he told me once you go yorkshire gold and never go back and he was right. >> let's have dr. andrew lowney about this about his t habits. offer a royal watcher as well. andrew, thank you very much for joining us. and for being patient with us as we move through the ceremony this afternoon talk a little bit about tea. are your thoughts on this historic occasion today.
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>> well, i think it's very interesting because we are celebrating along the unique rain. i think one of our best monarchs. and think looking forward to having the point is been made by a number of commentators as this is the royal family on display and there is a future in the monarchy that we have several generations now ready to take their place. there's always a trope in the british royal family may think this private pleasure and there is respectable royals in the rogue royals for the rogue royals seem more fun. what we have here on the balcony to respectable royals and the fact that there is extreme, they have extreme popularity. the monarchy is probably okay. we are moving through the regency, prince charles is taking on many of the royals, the opening of parliament investiture. of the things.
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we are being prepared for the change. and shown they are in good shape. there are people who can take hold there's a lot of mention here going on. the footage of the cambridge family being pushed. and there are those who in some ways haven't followed the scripts are being kept out. >> dr. alana, when the queen walked out with her entire family on the balcony we asked how do you feel right now because this is your country and we know you were having bittersweet is good as using only queen to make it to 70 years and the chance of 80 and the reality. >> we never know. >> how do you feel. >> it's a really feel-good moment. think they are problems in the country, we had to go through covid, there is a danger of the country breaking up, this is an
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opportunity to show the monarchy holds the nation together we are stronger together than we are divided. and so, i think this is sending out the signal. >> pierce: i have to say completely concur with you. it's been an amazing start to this four-day celebration. there is this in the background this impending doom moment where we will have one day to live without this queen. and i think it will hit this country very, very hard when she is no longer here. you see the impact she has today. >> we talked with prince philip i think everyone was surprised the level of respect and love of there was for him. yeah, you're absolutely right. it's going to be a moment. they are preparing everyone and i suspect we will see many changes happening in the next few months.
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>> looking at these images of the queen if she is smiling, there are really going to be some amazing photographs of today on that balcony. >> pierce: the most photographed human being ever. >> look at her jewelry. absolutely lovely. >> her pearls, you are wearing your pearls, martha, in honor of her. i've read to bring my pearls over. i'm so mad at myself i would've loved to wear those. >> very, very royal everyone stressed up for the special day. i am curious about when you talk about the commonwealth. even the effort that has been made to make sure that australia and new zealand stay in the fold. and i think there is that feeling of uneasiness after the queen and when that happens in due time we hope that she outlives her mother who lives to be 101. but what you think about the efforts to hold it together and how successful they may or may not be in the coming decades?
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>> well, we don't know. everything is shaped by events. we just don't know what's going happen. in some ways charles is been prepared for this role is life. we are now seeing i think his responsibility shared with his son in the sense that we need a younger monarch we don't want to russian oligarchs geriatrics or leadership. i think we are going to see more passed on to the younger generation who are photogenic and that touch. you know, i think it's unfortunate what happened in the caribbean, those bad briefing. i think we just need to have a slightly less ten-year about these sorts of things. we realize were in a different world to a world of the queen in some ways has been monarch over. >> pierce: i think it's very astute. adding the problem with these recent tours is the commonwealth
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by megan and her interview with oprah winfrey where they made very of cindy harry allegations of racism for the royal family. they didn't name anybody so everyone sort of found guilty by association. i think is very damaging. and i think the prince andrew scandal is also been very damaging. when you see members of the royal family pay someone millions of dollars to stop a civil action over a case that will be incredibly damaging. the royal family faces real challenges i think about how they reset going forward. typically of the queen is nolonger here. how do. how to modernize the monarchy? artist irrelevant? how do you stay relevant? the australian new premise was pretty much republican. how do you deal with these new challenges? that is the big question i think
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for the firm going forward. >> i think there are other questions with prince andrew and i think there is a straight in the royal family was seen in several members that they want to live in same ways beyond their means. i think that in some ways is as serious as the epstein allegation. i think they just need to recalibrate again and realize they serve the nation and not to feather their own nests. >> pierce: correct. >> dr. lownie think of some for joining us on this beautiful day. congrats to you and your country. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> pierce: and they wish to take predicates all down dallas. [laughter] >> think about what has happened here. i don't know which kings and queens have passed away here in buckingham palace but i know william was actually, charles was born here. he lay started and began here
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what is happened in these walls? >> to >> pierce: when you see the footage from the documentary, big chunks of it were destroyed. the fact the royals didn't flee london, went down so well with the british public. that's the kind of service that they were talking about not fleeing when they could have, not leaving, they stayed with their people. >> it's funny you say that because i want to get you in here do you mind if i share i don't want to hug your time. the young elizabeth, she asked her grandmother if she could have a radio broadcast to all of the little children during war times that had been ripped out of their homes and had to go somewhere else for safety reasons. this was a radio address she and her sister did this. she had married his sister margaret and i tesco >> my sister margaret nine feel very much for you as we know from experience what it means to be from those who love most of all. my sister is by my side and we
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are both going to say good night to you. come on, margaret! and margaret says good night, children. and she says good night and good luck to you all. is netsuite? >> pierce: is a very sweet broadcast. had a lot of impact. my grandmother was in her late teens and world war ii go and she remembered that. shows that huge affection for the queen. they were young kids who themselves had hardship in the war and the queen reminded us of that hardship in the covid pandemic. we went through worse than this in effect when we came through it. there is hope we will meet again you'll see your loved ones again. the fact of the family like i said stayed here despite being bombed in their own home, really went to the east end of london which was really bombed in the blitz. they went and stood in the rubble, queen mother and the rubble. she never gave an that image of her standing in the rubble really embedded itself into the british psyche. that was what the royal family
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said the british people doubts what their function was. at times of real crisis stand firm with the british people. so the jungle royals who think it is really about taking your titles leaving the country and reaching yourself hundreds of millions of dollars doing podcasts and documentaries to corporate entities, they are missing the point. and by missing the point in causing a lot of damage. >> there is no guarantee. when you are talking about the bombing of a great city, i'm thinking about also was happening now in ukraine. you think about president zelenskyy staying in the importance to his people of staying and walking out very much like churchill and the queen mother and king george. after the rubble fell and after the bomb. so these ideas of stability, they don't necessarily last forever. the stability of the royal family brings, there's no telling what challenges face
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them as a country to face the future. of russia, china, great aggressors on the world stage not to similar to what we saw in some ways from germany and japan back in world war ii. i think it behooves all of us to keep in mind how fragile democracy, how fragile this constitutional monarchy is and we are great allies. i think that's why her example that she wants to lead deeply embedded here and clearly laid out for the future. its consequential. >> pierce: enormously. also it's a reminder of what she brings in one a market brings to a country like ours. in america we have residents that come and go within eight years. sometimes four. we are the continuity of one figurehead. we find it it may seem absurd to some americans, you might say who are these unelected people living in palaces with all of their servants all this nonsense but to us, too many people in britain, there are enormously
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comforting constant entity. >> and rose were difficult for her? being a child experiencing war war or covid you said she rarely speaks in public and gives an address. she gave a public address may be the fourth one in her entire monarchy. she did write her grandmother when the palace was hit three times by the nazis. she says a granny buckingham palace is not look as good with no windows. the news of the war has been very bad lately but i will never give in. your loving granddaughter, lola beth. which was her nickname. at the end of the war they announced it was the end of the war and the crowds went crazy. out here in the very street there were crowds of people who walked on the balcony and it was margaret and her little sister and elizabeth. they asked their parents, mommy, daddy, is that i say it? they say can we go out in the
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crowds and can we be with the people with our people? they went in and knock he don't think anyone knew who they were and they went to the crowds and they got to meet one of the people just real. i'm sure security was there but for the first time maybe ever they felt like they were just ordinary people. and didn't have to, they just wanted to celebrate. >> all of the unknown people linking arms and walking down whitehall come all of us just swept along on a tide of happiness. >> pierce: you can live in the palaces, you can have the castles, you can have all of the servants, you can about the roles voices, all of this. if you show the british public that you are humble and grateful and believe in duty and giving back you support charities here and you have common touch. and the key to being popular as a royal is the common touch i'll be at the most privileged people in the country. we know how privileged they are. when they flaunted it and throw back in our faces we dislike it
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intensely but with the queen, always a she was today, grateful, humble, sincere, thank you, my people, we love you. >> and they will be calling for that picture of meghan markle we have that. >> pierce: we have playwright, what about you, gary, this picture of meghan markle telling young children to be quiet. which we think is pretty rich coming from her. as a historian where do you think this queen in particular sits in the pantheon of monarchs for this country? >> welt, i think she's extraordinary. to hit the nail on the head, she is dumb my stomach we've had 11 centers of monarchs in this country. remaining on the list we don't all their names, but elizabeth ii is someone who put duty and a
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very clear love of country, not suffering from a country, but very clearly living britain at the front and center of her life. so i think she both in terms of the longevity of her reign and the strength of her personality stand certainly in the top three of our monarch throughout history p. reign i would have queen elizabeth the second first come out of elizabeth the first second mount a victoria third. my top three would all be queens. >> your top three is my top three, so interestingly they are all queens. >> pierce: how many queens? five or six? >> there been my math is in grave history is better but there have been mary the first, two mary's, to go elizabeth's now victoria six.
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>> victoria, tell us more about her story because he was madly in love with her husband and he died very young i think that three or four children, correct? he died young and it's portrayed in the movie so maybe you know more by a bee sting and he couldn't breathe because his throat closed? >> you know it's interesting both victoria and elizabeth ii were very much in love with their husbands. they both relied on them a lot. is quite interesting prince philip didn't really like hearing about prince albert because he felt every time he tried to do something someone would refer back to the example of prince albert in the 19th century. but certainly victoria really suffered with intensive grief when prince albert died in 1861. victoria was a great sovereign i don't dispute that, but her grief was so intense that she stepped away from a lot of republic duty for the last few years and it led in an upsurge
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for antimonarchists in britain were elizabeth ii despite the grief she has she keeps going. you mention her mother remember the golden jubilee, that happened right after elizabeth ii buried her sister and her mother. within a few weeks of each other but she kept going. i think elizabeth ii is probably the hardier queen. >> pierce: she has suffered great loss. you look at the stuff that has gone on in her life, i think anyone who lives 296 will suffer a lot of loss but i think she suffered a very public loss, a mother, sister, a husband, princess diana these have been huge, huge national losses which of course for her incredibly personal but was remarkable to lose early speeches when she was 21, crowned queen when she was 26, this test of duty and purpose and service to the
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country has always overrode anything else. it doesn't matter what she's going through in her own life, she put the country first. i do think that is why she has become such a beloved monarch. >> i totally agree and actually that idea of the first synthesis and the tension between the national and personal because you are right she is grieving family members at this point. just finished writing a biography of the queen mother and that was something that she really instilled in both of her daughters. she said duty, duty, duty it must always be. duty first and self second. i think throughout our lives certainly we have queen elizabeth the second seen her do that in this country. >> gareth, when you look at the future, will that be sustainable? that devotion to duty? charles obviously has had complications over the years and we look what happened with diana and camilla, can he provide? and he step up and provide the
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same kind of duty and service that his mother did do you think? >> i hope so and i believe so. i think it's with one the things we can look at with the discrepancies in the past, charles struck with a woman he loved. for decades. the environmentalism, i think he can prove himself to be a beautiful king. yes, i think the monarchy, i think judy would love to be remain in the court but as ams to be sustainable by being trainable. changeable. >> pierce: ike of whitley green the thing certainly relation to the u.k. liberal challenge and showing these countries there is a future for them with the british monarch as the head of state. interesting to see what happens
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in places like australia who have been flirting with going independent. they have much more independent prime minister. we just don't know. also historically, we are in a very interesting period the u.k. where we may end up in the u.k. the next few years you a splinter with ireland. these are going to be very tough times i think for the monarchy, but i think charles will make it surprisingly good king. i think william will make an excellent king and his wife, his wife showing every sign of being a great queen. camilla will be a terrific queen consort. the future is bright, but always you are at the behest of events and life. we are assuming that these people will be here. you can never assume anything in life.
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we will just have to see. >> that is true. my gut is, i could be wrong, but i think a lot of the independence are about to become long-term relationships. i think they're about to become a lot more serious. i think, however, i hope, the monarchy can play a role in holding that a kingdom together but as you say, we don't know. we don't know what will come tomorrow, let alone ten years down the line. >> true. it's very true. that's why i think these moments are so special. he can't take anything for granted. you don't know what tomorrow looks like, you don't know whether or not this royal family will be able to hang on as you say which is really an incredible thought of the united kingdom and keeping it together. scotland and ireland also sort of bristling for some freedom from this as well. really, a lot will fall on charles' shoulders. >> pierce: one of my favorite sayings was live every day as if it's your last because one day you will be right. [laughs] >> gareth, thank you so much for
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joining us. >> my pleasure, thank you. >> and she was 20 when she made the speech and i believe she was in africa, south africa. to me that speech about whether i live a short lie for a long life, little did she know she will be around 96 years old. >> and service of my country. a long life it has been. >> pierce: what a life too. what a day. you ask me how feel, how do you feel hard-bitten american news anchors coming here to the heart of my country for this? how does it make you feel? >> martha, you go first. >> i've had the pleasure of covering the previous jubilees and anniversary of diana and the royal wedding. it always does strike a chord in me. i think it's an emotional experience and i talk about the professional relationship that our countries have. so many things we revere about england and there are things that we are partial in our
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independence about. we do not have, obviously, a royal structure in our country. we elect our presidents and our leadership and yet, i think there's a lot of reverence and respect for the traditions and the values that are instilled from here. and i do think that in a way to have that person who represents the values of your nation, we have it another way is. we have it in our military that we have great respect for and in different religious beliefs. and certainly in our patriotism for the flag and the independence of our country. but there is a special relationship to be sure. how is feel so blessed to be able to be part of the celebrations because they are extraordinary. spectacularly beautiful and there a piece of history. >> pierce: what you feel? >> so many feelings going through me right now because i grew up in a family where we loved england, my mother loves to travel. she loves manners and china and silver.
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and she taught us about these beautiful pieces that have been passed on from generation to generation in our family. it's very important to her. so she taught male about the monarchy, my grandmother loved it, both of them are so regal and so polished and it reminds me of queen elizabeth and my grandmother reminds me of her because there duty to the country due to your spouse duty to your family. we left country and we can relate to that in america. here i remember when i was little girl my mom came and she was with her cousin. they visited scotland as well because her last name is gilles, she is scotch irish my mother and they went to saint giles cathedral and she felt so honored to be here. she was on the streets here in the queen came through and she waved her the queen and she has pictures with the queen in the background. she brought me home a tea set. i was probably five years old and i remember i was so proud of her and i love that tea set and i still have it to the state. >> pierce: i've only ever donald trump genuinely humbled once in my life. i've known him a long time.
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was just after he had met the queen at windsor castle and he flew back on air force one. he was literally like shaking with excitement. he had finally met somebody he genuinely felt was more important than him. and it was because his mother, like your mother was from scotland and lived there until she was 18, it really meant so much to him thinking about what it would've meant to his mother to have seen them together down at windsor castle and buckingham palace. >> our mothers always get us. >> might as well. >> pierce: if i had a go of the queen all breaks loose anyone else is fine. >> we have kenzie schofield she is a commentator and she's been waiting for hours to join us we appreciate you. i love what do we call it a hat or fascinated? >> fascinated. >> beautiful. >> my fascinated. fascinate her. >> i'm your biggest fan.
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i never felt electricity in the city right now, hollywood cannot even compete. red carpets, no way, it's all about queen elizabeth today. >> pierce: very nice of you to say that. i do hope that's what people feel. that is the magic of the royal family and the magic of the queen when they turn it on like this they are the biggest stars in the world. summing to be respected and feel proud of them when they get it's right it's wonderful. i think it's fantastic celebration of all those who about the royal family the monarchy and great britain. >> i agree. and i think that the family, whether you like harry and meghan are not, it is really exciting to see them here with the family, a reunion. a strong family. i think that's what the queen wants for the future the monarchy. >> we did see did see behind-the-scenes photos of
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meghan markle and i think, i think in a way megan and harry's trip here will be successful if there is not a whole lot of attention on them. >> pierce: the less we see of them the better it will be i think. >> if they don't make news and don't say anything they shouldn't say like remember when harry set i just want to make sure the right people around the queen. that didn't sit well with prince william or prince charles who are taking care of watching over very carefully, right? that was a poor decision for mr. harry absolutely. >> pierce: i think the queen for the younger royals i hope there is a power from dignity. when you are dignified as a royal and less is more and you don't keep complaining or whining and explaining and giving interviews, when you just let the mystique and magic of the monarchy do its stuff, that has a power that brings respect. and i just hope that they look at this and think actually, yes, this is the way to conduct
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yourself as a member of the royal family. or don't be a member of the royal family. give up the titles and just go be regular celebrities that's fine no problem. one thing the royals take, wanting the titles but trashing the monarchy all the time. not having it. >> i think americans are attracted to the royal family and admire the royal family because of the keep calm and carry on ideal. the whining, the leaking of stories, that is not only americans want to see. it is why quite frankly the suffixes are not as popular in america as they thought they would be. >> do you think there's room for forgiveness? if you look some of the magazines with pictures it looks like the queen has that photograph framed on her desk where she gets her christmas speeches. framed picture of her family and megan is in that picture. and then we are looking at them and the palace they are not allowed to walk on the balcony because they are not part of the
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royal working royals. but she is right behind on the other side of the door and she is saying shhh to the children. what he thing is happening behind closed doors? >> i think the queen is a much more forgiving individual then prince william and prince charles who have been the target of prince harry's leaks and some of his conversations. the queen is obviously forgiving, loving person but i think that prince harry should apologize to his brother and father perhaps. >> i think that's an excellent point. i think we are seeing and influence of charles and william who definitely appear to have felt very burned by a lot of what was said about them. they didn't take kindly at all. >> pierce: your young son and brother went yapping on tv are brought about how awful the monarchy is, the institution and scum the royal family are, your bunch of callous racists but then on making tons of money out
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of being royals? is the ultimate very damaging for the monarchy. >> they need to apologize. >> that's only thing i can imagine changing anything. i was misunderstood this is what i really meant. >> pierce: we all know what you meant. >> the crowd loves it, hi, everybody! what did you think? amazing? [laughs] we love you too! >> having a great time down there. at god the queen! god save the queen! this is been such a fun day. tomorrow is the thanksgiving service. >> that is a solemn event at the family will gather at st. paul's cathedral we will see meghan and harry there as part of that gathering tomorrow. >> pierce: i have to tell you that will be unmissable television. when those cameras beam in the
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lesson they were the church together you could cut the tension with a knife. >> that will be tomorrow morning. >> pierce: that is where the human issues here all come to light. there is no hiding place, the world will be watching, you will of william and harry, kate megan who hate each other, and it will kick off on fox. >> well they will be entered so maybe they will forgive each other move on as a family. thank you for watching fox news special coverage of the platinum rule the mike jubilee will be or hours. >> i'll see you at 4:00 for continuing coverage will be back together tomorrow morning. >> pierce: no rest for the wicked. >> also have tea. >> go have tea and champagne, apparently. >> thanks, guys, great to be with you all we will see you tomorrow morning. ♪ ♪
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>> bill: news state side. not good on inflation. the white house in a full-court press the president admitting there is no quick fix. good morning. dana has some time off and back on monday. i'm bill hemmer and dragged back in today my friend. >> sandra: i happily return. i loved the coverage this morning. the 41 gun salute, flyover, all good stuff. >> bill: the queen looks wonderful. congratulations to our friends across the atlantic. >> sandra: i'm sandra smith. this is


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