A royal ap­point­ment

the first look at sa­man­tha Bond as Queen el­iz­a­beth ii

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One will be most amused by these glo­ri­ous first pho­tos of Sa­man­tha Bond as Queen El­iz­a­beth II in Sky One’s com­edy The Queen and I, set to air this Christ­mas.

The 90-minute spe­cial is based on the late Sue Townsend’s much-loved

1992 book of the same name, and imag­ines the Bri­tish Gov­ern­ment or­der­ing Her Majesty to ab­di­cate, re­sult­ing in Queen El­iz­a­beth and Prince Philip go­ing to live on a coun­cil es­tate in the Mid­lands.

Our snaps were taken as Down­ton Abbey star Sa­man­tha – look­ing ev­ery inch the monarch in an aqua coat and match­ing hat – and Frances Bar­ber, who is play­ing the Queen’s sis­ter Princess Mar­garet, filmed a street party in Sal­ford. The star-stud­ded cast also in­cludes David Wal­liams and Amanda Ab­bing­ton.

sis­ters: sa­man­tha and frances as the Queen and princess Mar­garet

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