- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Chris Gardner
For many, the Queen’s appeal lies in how she’s remained almost entirely enigmatic. What would it be like, then, to make small talk with this most private of women? As the nation celebrates only the second Diamond Jubilee in history, Radio 5 Live asks celebrities and members of the public to recall their fleeting tête-à-têtes with Her Majesty.
There are royal observations from Sir Geoff Hurst, Virginia Wade and Coronation Street stars Jean Alexander and William Roache, who met her when he was a young soldier serving in Jamaica in 1953. “She was highly amused by the fact that the regimental goat ate cigarettes. She was shrieking with laughter like a little girl. I remember her being very attractive — I actually fancied her. You probably shouldn’t even say that!”
About this programme
In a special programme to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, people from Britain and beyond recall what it is like to meet Her Majesty and the impact it has had on their lives.