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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 October 2006, 15:05 GMT 16:05 UK
BBC crew to film Royal household
Queen Elizabeth II
A camera crew will follow the Queen and her staff for a year
The Queen has agreed to take part in a BBC documentary along with members of her staff which will detail all their duties within the Royal household.

Filming will include coverage of the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations, to the State Opening of Parliament.

The programme makers, who also made the three-part documentary The Queen's Castle, have been given access to film the Queen and her staff for a year.

The Monarchy, which is a working title will be shown on BBC One next year.

'Unprecedented insight'

Media companies HTI and RDF have teamed up to produce the show.

HTI managing director Andy Goodsir said that viewers would "enjoy an unprecedented insight into the way in which the Monarch carries out not only her traditional constitutional roles, but also her duties as a modern head of state".

The documentary will cover big ceremonial events as well as Royal garden parties and regional tours. Filming has already begun.

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