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01 APR 2021

"MY YEARS WITH THE QUEEN"
The Lady Pamela Hicks: a new ITV documentary

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ABOVE & RIGHT:
India Hicks with her mother -

The Lady Pamela Hicks,

with the bridesmaid dresses they wore

in 1981 and 1947 respectively

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ITV has broadcast a new landmark documentary with The Lady Pamela Hicks (b.1929) reminiscing to her daughter, India (b.1967) about her extraordinary life as a friend, confidante, cousin, bridesmaid and Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ).

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In the documentary - made to mark the forthcoming 95th birthday of The Queen, which was filmed principally at her home - The Grove, near Brightwell Baldwin, South Oxfordshire, Pamela talks about her unique experiences in her long eventful life.  Subjects discussed in this documentary included - 

  • being one of the 8 bridesmaids at the 1947 wedding of her cousins - The Queen & Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021);

  • the death of King George VI (1895(1936-1952), and how the news was broken.   Apart from The Queen, Pamela is the only person alive to witness the events of the day The Queen was informed of her father’s death and succeeded to The Throne;

  • attending the 1953 Coronation of The Queen;

  • being Lady-in-Waiting during The Queen's Coronation Tour throughout the Commonwealth.  Pamela read extracts of her personal diary and how she kept The Queen amused;

  • her personal relationship with her cousins - The Queen and Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021);  

  • her 1960 wedding to David Hicks (1929-1998); 

  • the events of the day that Mountbatten (Pamela's father) was murdered in 1979.  She explained how she personally told The Queen of the news;

  • India being a bridesmaid at the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b.1948) to Lady Diana Spencer (1961-1997), and the two former bridesmaids compare their dresses;

  • her personal thoughts of The Queen and how she has seen her develop in her role as Sovereign.

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