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Thu 21st September, 2017

Double birthday celebrations for Queen: Will & Kate record tributes, Ant & Dec to host live show for the Queen’s 90th birthday

William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have recorded tributes to The Queen for an ITV show to celebrate her 90th birthday, and TV duo Ant and Dec will host a live celebration from The Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Queen’s 90th birthday will be marked by a documentary on ITV, currently named ‘The Queen at Ninety’, to which William, Catherine, Prince Charles and Camilla have contributed.

William and Catherine have recorded tributes to The Queen for the ITV documentary. Picture by i-Images / i-Images
William and Catherine have recorded tributes to The Queen for the ITV documentary. Picture by i-Images

William and Catherine have been filmed paying tribute to Elizabeth II, now the longest reigning Monarch in British history, a milestone she achieved last September. This is the Duchess’ first ever interview as a member of the Royal Family.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have also recorded messages for The Queen, honouring her lifelong work for Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

Other well-known figures will feature in the documentary as well as archive films, spanning the The Queen’s life from her birth in 1926, through World War Two, to her Coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years.

Nick Kent, Executive Producer for Oxford Film and Television said: “We’ve been fortunate to have the participation of so many members of the royal family to mark this historic milestone in the life of The Queen. It’s a remarkable story of an extraordinary life which in so many ways reflects the changing face of the nation.”

The Queen will be celebrated by ITV with 2 TV shows. Photo by Andrew Parsons/ i-Images

The Queen will be celebrated by ITV with 2 TV shows. Photo by Andrew Parsons/ i-Images

Another show will mark the landmark birthday for Elizabeth II: The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration will be hosted by Ant and Dec, to be broadcast live from Windsor Castle in May, during the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

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Her Majesty will be in attendance at the show, an annual fixture which sees numerous members of the Royal Family out to watch; it will see more than 900 horses and 1500 participants take part in a variety of tasks. It is the organisers of The Royal Windsor Horse Show who have planned the documentary.

Entertainment at the show which will feature include The New Zealand Army Band, The Fijian Army Dancers and Band, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, along with State Carriages from The Royal Mews.

Ant and Dec said they are ‘honoured’ to be fronting the ‘special celebration’.

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