02 November 2016

Jewels on Film: The Queen's Diamond Decades

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after her coronation (Photo: STF/AFP/Getty Images)

As we continue our countdown to Friday's release of The Crown on Netflix, here's another look at the early life of Queen Elizabeth II on film...

This first part of The Queen's Diamond Decades focuses on the 1950s, as she took the throne and began her reign. You can watch the episode above; the rest of the series is also currently available on YouTube.

Thinking ahead to our coverage of The Crown, I'm planning a separate recap/jewel post for each of the ten episodes of the series. Although the entire series will be released on Friday, I'm planning to stagger these, perhaps with a post each Monday. What do you all think -- even if you're binge-watching the entire series in one go, do weekly posts make as much sense to you as they do to me?